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Varina Keeling-Herrera earns promotion to senior researcher at Charles Aris Inc.


by Joe Metts
Marketing Associate at Charles Aris Inc.

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has promoted Varina Keeling-Herrera to senior researcher for her contributions to the firm’s research and business development efforts.

In her role, Keeling-Herrera devotes much of her professional time to conducting research in the functional recruiting areas of Strategy & Corporate Development and Engineering & Operations. She also fuels recruiting efforts with research in the Consumer / Retail, Financial Services and Chemicals sectors.

Brian Styers, a Charles Aris vice president who leads the firm’s operations in knowledge management and communications, lauded Keeling-Herrera for her continued impact on the company, its clients and its candidates.

“Varina conducts reliable research with a polished, principled approach to everything and everyone around her,” Styers said. “Our team is lucky to have Varina and couldn’t be happier about her elevation to senior researcher.”

Keeling-Herrera earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology at the University of Havana and her MBA degree in international business from the University of the West Indies. Prior to joining Charles Aris Inc., she conducted research in the field of infectious diseases and worked in health tourism.

Charles Aris research manager Ben Wolf praised Keeling-Herrera’s performance in the role: “With her versatile background, Varina has added her own flair to thinking critically and strategically about searchwork across the firm. She’s a strong thought partner who provides effective research in a variety of industries and functions.”

With increased influence on the firm’s recruiting strategies, Keeling-Herrera remains rooted in her efforts to further enhance the daily operations of the Charles Aris executive search team.

“I am grateful to everyone at Charles Aris for giving me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and increase my knowledge in the world of business,” she said. “Not only is it a great work environment that values efficiency as well as family life; it has also introduced me to the most dynamic and driven group of people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”


"Thanks, Charles Aris, appreciate your dedication in finding such great talent for us to select from."

— The VP of Strategic Product Management for a Fortune 30 retailer, responding to an email informing him that Charles Aris Inc.'s candidate had just accepted the retailer's job offer.