Derek Gracey

Derek Gracey
Senior Associate Practice Leader
(336) 217-9152


Derek Gracey is a senior associate practice leader with a functional focus on Human Capital. He specializes in placing A-level human resources and talent leaders with organizations throughout corporate America and private equity.

Prior to joining Charles Aris Executive Search, Derek trained as an opera singer and completed his graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Derek is still an active musician in his free time and serves on the board of Vivace, Greensboro Symphony Young Professionals.

Derek lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Jordan, and their dogs, Beesly and Bonnie. They enjoy traveling, spending time at Topsail Beach and watching “The Office” reruns more times than you could imagine.

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2021 Spring Human Capital Offer Report: We’ve released our 2021 Spring Human Capital Offer Report. Download your free copy to see a selection of offers our firm has coordinated recently.

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"I'm very pleased with where we landed on this important role for our Chemical division. I've enjoyed working with Charles Aris. It takes great teamwork to get great results!"

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