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 current and former strategy consultants on behalf of our clients in the first half of 2022.
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 1,000 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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Over the course of Q4 2021, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 2,000 people – 836 of whom are current strategy consultants. All compensation points were collected anonymously and in compliance with pay equity laws currently in effect for the United States and U.S. territories.
Over the course of Q4 2021, Charles Aris team members surveyed more than 2,400 professionals, 1,066 of whom are former strategy consultants.
For 12 years, Charles Aris has published some of the most widely circulated reports in the consulting industry: the Strategy Consulting Compensation Study, which focuses on current consultants, and the Former Consultant Strategy Compensation Study, which focuses on those who have moved on from the consulting industry.
As of October 2021, the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development Practice reached 1,000 completed searches. Founded almost twenty years ago, this practice has placed current and former consultants from the world’s top consulting firms into a variety of executive roles at leading corporations and private equity firms.
Charles Aris CEO Chad Oakley joins Bill and Odell to discuss white privilege (or advantage), diversity, and feeling loved in the workplace.