Julia Opaleski

Julia Opaleski
Director, Consumer & Retail Strategy Practice

julia.opaleski@charlesaris.com
(336) 217-9132

 

Julia Opaleski is the director, consumer and retail strategy practice in the Strategy & Corporate Development function with expertise in the Consumer / Retail industry.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and environmental science from Guilford College in 2016, where she researched North Carolina barrier island ecology and development. Julia also worked with the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department at Lake Brandt Marina, where she led paddle tours and hikes as a lake activity specialist and environmental educator.

Julia still has a deep passion for the outdoors, which took her to Tampa Bay in 2019. In the heart of the Sunshine State, she forged her own path as the first fully remote Charles Aris employee. When she isn’t positioning top talent with leading consumer and retail organizations, you can find her paddling her kayak through mangrove forests, hiking through the swamp or painting the flowers she encounters on her expeditions.

Key documents

2022 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study: Over the course of Q4 2021, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 2,000 people – 836 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.

2022 Former Strategy Consultant Compensation Study: Over the course of Q4 2021, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 2,400 professionals, 1,066 of whom are former strategy consultants. 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.

2021 Mid-Year Offer Report: During the first half of 2021, Charles Aris coordinated 80 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. Download your copy.

The Anatomy of a Chief Strategy Officer: The Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development team has released The Anatomy of a Chief Strategy Officer. This report analyzes the backgrounds and experiences of CSOs (or the seniormost Strategy leaders) across the Fortune 500. We gathered data for this report through a combination of publicly available sources including company websites and LinkedIn, along with live conversations with the Chief Strategy Officers themselves. The 2020 Fortune 500 list was used, and all industry markers were pulled directly from Fortune’s website. Download your copy.

Julia’s content

 

"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!"

— Hiring authority at a leading Fortune 500 company in the manufacturing sector