Charles Aris integrates finance and corporate development practices

Charles Aris Executive Search is proud to announce that its finance, accounting and corporate development teams have combined as one practice. This integration marks a significant milestone for both groups, now operating as the Finance & Corporate Development Practice.

Senior firm leaders agreed on this development after recognizing the value one unified practice will bring to clients seeking specialized expertise at the intersection of their function and industry.

“Our success at Charles Aris stems from our philosophy that great recruiters are an inch wide and a mile deep, meaning that they only recruit in a very narrow band, which allows them to know the market like no other,” said Senior Vice President Jim Etling. “This integration allows us to go even deeper in the finance, accounting and corporate development functions across multiple industries.”

The two practices began seeing increased crossover between industries and clientele in recent years, notably within private equity.

“The parallels between the two practices – the focus on private equity portfolio companies, the alignment of industry vertical expertise and the relentless commitment to quality, speed and the ‘inch-wide-mile-deep’ philosophy – made this a perfect fit,” said Managing Director TJ Deal.

“We are already seeing the benefits – increased collaboration, shorter search cycle times and an even more cohesive experience for our clients,” he added.

Led by seven seasoned practice leaders, the Finance & Corporate Development Practice offers comprehensive leadership solutions spanning from C-suite positions to analysts.

Each practice leader covers a unique industry focus area, which currently includes industrial products, healthcare, technology, life sciences, business and consumer services, as well as CFOs and fund-level leadership roles.

Backed by dedicated teams of associate recruiters, each practice leader leverages a tailored approach to meet the distinct finance, accounting and corporate development needs of clients within their industry focus area.

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