Josh Kotelnicki

Senior Practice Leader


About Josh

Josh Kotelnicki is a senior practice leader who primarily focuses his recruiting efforts in the finance and corporate development functions for private equity-backed healthcare companies.

Prior to joining the executive recruiting firm, Josh worked as a college football coach for 16 years. Most recently as the head coach at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, he oversaw all aspects of player development, business operations, alumni management, fan and community engagement, recruiting, staffing and game-day strategy for the Marauders. He previously worked at the University of North Dakota, Kansas State University, Truman State University and Murray State University.

Josh earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of North Dakota, where as a starter he helped North Dakota win the 2001 NCAA Division II Football Championship. He earned his MBA degree from Murray State in 2003.

Josh enjoys spending free time with his wife and two children; hiking; reading; and smokin’ barbecue.

Contact Josh

Direct: (336) 217-9159

Client Testimony

“Josh differentiated Charles Aris through his specific knowledge of our industry and his firm’s process and vetting of the candidates. He presented a rubric that was very thorough and took the extra time to deeply assess our needs and what mattered most to us; I really appreciated the intellectual rigor applied to the assignment. When he presented candidates, he had done extensive reviews and had a clear view on them. He quickly understood how we operate, and we developed a trusted relationship with him. Simply put, Josh was all over it and absolutely delivered a great outcome.” – CFO of a publicly traded healthcare analytics company

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Key Documents

2024 Corporate Development Compensation Report

We’re excited to release our corporate development compensation report, which includes valuable hiring data from real offers we saw Charles Aris clients extend to our candidates in 2023.