Mitch Oakley

Mitch Oakley
Founder & Chairman
(336) 217-9119


Charles Aris Executive Search founder and chairman Mitch Oakley has led the retained executive search firm since 1969.

In addition to developing the company’s growing team of executive search consultants, Mitch recruits across a variety of industries with a functional focus on Executive Leadership and Sales & Marketing.

While he is proud of his many “Manager of the Year” and “Account Executive of the Year” awards, as well as his industry honor for lifetime achievement, it is Charles Aris’ consistent record of elite quality and service which he finds most satisfying.

Mitch’s commitment to serving clients breathes life into all aspects of the company. His expertise and experience remain key ingredients in its uninterrupted success. Now in his fifth decade on the job, Mitch continues to be recognized for his leadership in growing Charles Aris into one of the top 25 search firms in the United States.

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Read more about Mitch’s career in The Fordyce Letter.

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“I wanted to take the time to thank you for your dedication and attention to detail that you provided during my quick hiring process from phone reference all the way to my first day on the job. I have raved here at the office about what a great partner you were.”

- The manager of shop operations for an international specialty retailer