Jacob Watkins

Practice Leader


About Jacob

Jacob Watkins is a practice leader who leads the financial services strategy practice at Charles Aris Executive Search.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guilford College, where he also competed as a member of the varsity baseball team.

Jacob lives in Greensboro, North Carolina where, in addition to his work at Charles Aris, he also serves on the board for The Kellin Foundation, a nonprofit focused on providing mental health support and services to Guilford County.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys engaging in community-based activities, playing sports, reading and hiking with his black Labrador Retriever, Simba. Jacob is also a student pilot who is close to earning his private license.


Direct: (336) 217-9151
Email: jacob.watkins@charlesaris.com

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.