Ashlee Wagner

VP – Practice Leader


About Ashlee

Ashlee Wagner is a vice president who leads the firm’s private equity fund-level and financial services / asset management strategy and go-to-market recruiting practices.

As the head of the private equity fund-level recruiting practice, Ashlee focuses on recruiting current and former top-tier strategy consultants and investment bankers into the portfolio operations, deal-side and internal teams (i.e., fund strategy, business development, investment relations, etc.) of leading private equity, growth equity and venture capital firms.

Ashlee launched and continues to oversee the financial services and asset management strategy and go-to-market recruiting practice with a focus on placing current and former management consultants from Bain & Company; The Boston Consulting Group; McKinsey & Company; and other top-tier consulting firms into various functional roles at leading financial services and asset management firms. 

Ashlee holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to joining Charles Aris, Ashlee worked for State Farm Insurance with a focus on auto, home, life and health insurance, as well as banking products.

Ashlee and her husband, John, have a passion for enriching the Greensboro community. She is actively involved on the Future Ready Steering Committee, UNCG Bryan School Department of Management Advisory Board and as Chair of the UNCG Bryan School Alumni Association Golf Tournament. Outside of work, they like to check off their bucket list and travel to new countries together with their daughters, Lowina and Elizabeth, and spend time with their dogs, Riley and Nelson.

Contact Ashlee

Direct: (336) 217-9142
Mobile: (336) 334-2944

Candidate Testimony

“I felt like I had a partner that was on my side. I never felt like I was alone in the process. The team was there to answer any questions. The whole life cycle of the process was just awesome.” – Senior vice president Charles Aris placed at a publicly traded financial services firm

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Key Documents

2023 Financial Services Strategy Offer Report

We’re excited to release our first annual 2023 Charles Aris Financial Services Strategy Offer Report, which details a subset of offers for financial services strategy searches we completed in the last year.