Why executive recruiting might be the career for you

by Mitch Oakley
Founder & Chairman of Charles Aris Inc.

Are you standing at the career crossroads, mulling your next move? Or do you simply want to see all of your hard work pay off in greater earnings potential? Perhaps Charles Aris Inc. is the ideal place to further your career.

Now in its 51st year of identifying and recruiting senior leaders for corporate clients around the globe, Charles Aris continues to fulfill its long-term plan for aggressive and profitable growth. Our firm has experienced record revenue in eight consecutive years. We are proudly headquartered in our LEED-certified downtown Greensboro location and our team has grown 20 percent in recent years.

For nearly half a century now, our strategic and professional approach to executive search has earned us a reputation for excellence. Our global reach stems from recruitment in 45 states and extends to 55 countries in nearly 100 offices around the world, thanks to our partnership with international executive recruiting alliance InterSearch.

If all of that weren’t enough, here are five more reasons why you may want to consider a career move to Charles Aris:

Our company

Charles Aris Inc. is perennially ranked as a top 30 executive search firm in the United States according to Executive Search Review. It has been recognized among the Triad Business Journal’s “Fast 50” for three out of the past four years. And it is a trusted, leading member of InterSearch and the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

Our people

Cumulatively, the Charles Aris staff has more than 220 years of experience in executive search, all in a collaborative environment with a strong team culture. Our executive recruiters develop relationships with some of the most interesting and talented leaders in the world. We also enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from making a positive impact on candidates’ careers, families and quality of life – all while helping client organizations reach their hiring objectives and business goals.

Our job

We search for, recruit and land top talent across many functions including Strategy & Business Development; Sales & Marketing; Finance & Accounting; Engineering & Operations; and Executive Leadership. Some of our top industries include Private & Public Equity; Industrial Manufacturing; Chemicals; Technology; Consumer/Retail; and Healthcare.

Our compensation

You can make an excellent living in the recruiting profession. Fortune magazine perennially ranks executive search among the top 10 most financially rewarding professions in the United States.

Our location

Greensboro’s low cost of living, affordable housing and high quality of life recently sparked Forbes to recognize this vibrant community as an opportunity city where “it may be easier to make your mark.” Situated midway between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast, Greensboro is the Tar Heel State’s third largest city. It is home to many local parks and is within an hour’s drive of four state parks. The Gate City is in the midst of an economic boom, thriving in many industries including healthcare, aviation, manufacturing and the life sciences. With half a dozen colleges in addition to nationally recognized high schools, Greensboro is a phenomenal place to raise a family.

Are we right for you?

If you’d like to learn more about Charles Aris Inc. or the opportunity to join our team of expert search consultants, I'm easily reachable in my office at 336-378-1818, extension 9119, or via email at I look forward to discussing a potential career at Charles Aris with you!