President & COO
Allen Oakley serves as president and chief operating officer of Charles Aris Executive Search. In these roles, he works directly with the recruiting and operations teams to manage firm-wide efficiency and innovation.
He also serves on the board of directors for InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search firms that selected Charles Aris as its United States representative in 2015. Allen previously worked in commercial real estate development and brokerage throughout the southeastern United States. Upon joining Charles Aris, he managed the conception, purchase and construction of its LEED-certified headquarters building in downtown Greensboro, N.C.
Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Georgia and earned his MBA degree from Wake Forest University.
He met his wife, Heather, while living in Atlanta, and together they share a love of the outdoors and traveling. Allen and Heather currently live in Greensboro with their two children, Walter and Eloise, and their dog Franklin, and all are avid fans of the Georgia Bulldogs!
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For 50 years, Charles Aris operated almost entirely from its headquarters in downtown Greensboro, N.C. But in 2022, the firm announced its employees can indefinitely choose whether they want to work in the office, remotely or utilize a combination of both.
InterSearch, a global network of retained executive search firms, gathered from May 13-15 in Frankfurt, Germany for its first in-person conference since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.