We’re excited to release our Private Equity Offer Report, which details a subset of offers for private equity searches we completed in the last year.
CEO – Practice Leader
Chad Oakley serves as the chief executive officer of Charles Aris Executive Search. He joined the firm in 2003 and founded our Strategy & Corporate Development Practice, a practice that has to date completed over 1,200 searches.
Prior to joining Charles Aris, Chad worked as a consultant and case team leader in the Boston practice of Bain & Company. At Bain, he focused on solving strategic challenges for clients in a number of industries including software, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial services.
Before his time with Bain, Chad earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. During business school, Chad spent a summer at Nabisco as a Summer Associate for the Oreo Cookie portfolio.
Prior to business school, Chad served as a Business Analyst and Consultant in the Philadelphia practice of Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas.
Chad also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University.
Chad met his wife, Mindy, at Wharton and together they have three wonderful children. Chad enjoys playing golf, running, snow skiing, fly fishing, rooting for the Wolfpack of NC State and the Quakers of UPenn, and the occasional trek up to Boston for a night of baseball at Fenway Park.
Chad is a proud member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (Southern Seven chapter) and of Vistage.
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This new Charles Aris offer report provides insight into the compensation and experience level associated with strategic chief of staff positions.
We’re excited to release our most recent Mid-Year Offer Report for Strategy Consultants, which details a subset of offers we’ve extended to strategy consultants on for the first half of 2023.
While a career in consulting can be a dream come true for some, it is not a good long-term fit for everyone.
CEO Chad Oakley discusses the latest Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and reflects on a new trend affecting the workforce.
Chad fully attributes the practice’s ongoing success to the team of individuals who continue to dedicate their professional lives to the vertical he envisioned over 20 years ago.