Charles Aris Inc. promotes TJ Deal to senior associate practice leader

International executive recruiting firm Charles Aris Inc. has announced the promotion of TJ Deal from associate practice leader to senior associate practice leader. As a pivotal part of the firm’s Strategy & Corporate Development practice, he will focus primarily on recruiting current and former investment bankers, as well as senior corporate development leaders, for corporations and private equity backed portfolio companies.

Since 2004, the Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development practice has placed more than 550 candidates in mission-critical roles, and Deal has had a hand in a number of those since his arrival.

“It’s an honor to continue to move up the ranks at Charles Aris,” Deal said. “My success is a clear byproduct of the academy training ground that is Charles Aris and our 14-step process. I’m excited to take my career to the next level and strengthen our industry-leading Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting practice.”

Prior to joining Charles Aris, Deal directed military accounts for Arbor Supply, a brokerage firm that facilitates the distribution of nonfood items to the Military Commissaries. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time as an undergraduate student there, he held leadership positions in UNC’s chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Charles Aris welcomed Deal to the team in November 2015, and he has been a top performer ever since. Deal has earned three promotions in his time with the firm, and senior leaders are eager to see what he’ll add to the organization in the coming years.

“TJ has become a key member of our Strategy & Corporate Development leadership team,” said Charles Aris vice president Steven Stewart. “His passion for searchwork in the corporate development / M&A space, coupled with his ability to create meaningful relationships with current and former investment bankers, is the perfect recipe for success here. Every day, he creates value for our clients and our candidates, as well as our firm, and I’m fortunate to work with him.”

To learn more about how your organization can benefit from Charles Aris Strategy & Corporate Development recruiting efforts, call TJ Deal at (336) 378-1818, extension 9154, or email him at