Derek Gracey

Derek Gracey
Senior Associate Practice Leader
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Derek Gracey is a senior associate practice leader with a functional focus on Human Capital.

Prior to joining Charles Aris Inc., Derek worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro while earning his master’s degree in music performance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of the office, Derek maintains an active schedule as a classical singer and church musician. He also serves on the board of Vivace, Greensboro Symphony Young Professionals. In his free time, Derek enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

Key documents

2019 Mid-Year Offer Report: During the first half of 2019, Charles Aris coordinated more than 45 offers to strategy consultants. This report includes a sampling of the offers and the subsequent results. Each offer includes five components: title, base salary, equity, annual bonus and sign-on. Also included is the type of entity extending the offer, as well as the consulting firm at which the candidate was employed.

2019 Former Strategy Consultant Compensation Study: While collecting data for our annual Strategy Consulting Compensation Data, we had 580 former strategy consultants fill out the anonymous survey – marking the start of our first-ever Former Consultant Compensation Study. Our search team constantly refines a network of more than 73,000 current and former consultants, placing strategy and corporate development leaders in roles ranging from Analyst to Director to Chief Strategy Officer. Download the report today.

2019 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study: Over the course of Q4 2018, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 1,480 people, 528 of whom are current strategy consultants. More than half of those individuals are current Big Three consultants for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. All compensation points were collected anonymously and in compliance with pay equity laws currently in effect around the United States and U.S. territories. We’re confident that this report will serve as a useful resource as you address your organization’s mission-critical hiring needs and manage your own career trajectory. Please reach out to any member of our Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting practice to learn more. Download the study today.

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