Becker and Anthony transition into new roles at Charles Aris Executive Search

by Brianna Durante
Marketing & PR Associate at Charles Aris Executive Search

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Charles Aris Executive Search announced the transition of Sarah Becker into the role of vice president of fulfillment. In her new position, Becker is responsible for leading the firm’s search fulfillment processes while ensuring associate recruiter effectiveness and efficiency for all Charles Aris client organizations externally. Internally, this role focuses on enhancing the associate experience and accelerating career growth.

In addition to Becker’s transition, Brent Anthony and Karen Parnell also stepped into new roles within the firm. Anthony serves as the lead for the Charles Aris team’s use of Salesforce and Zoom, while Parnell took on duties as an associate recruiter.

Over the past six years, Becker helped build a highly successful recruiting practice and strong relationships inside and outside the organization. Prior to joining Charles Aris, she spent more than 20 years in a variety of sales and operations leadership roles, where her primary focus was on building teams, improving processes and transforming businesses. Becker has also served in several capacities within the executive search firm, starting as a practice leader; progressing to senior practice leader; and, most recently, serving as a vice president who conducted executive searches in sales and marketing as well as engineering, operations and supply chain.

Becker is thankful for this new opportunity, which will enable continued growth for the firm and its client organizations.

“I have often said that joining Charles Aris was one of the best decisions of my career, and I stand by that,” Becker said. “I have learned more in the past six years of my career than I did in the 20 years prior, and I am grateful to the leadership team for their support and belief in me as I make this transition."

“While I will greatly miss the day-to-day interactions of running a practice, this role will allow me to truly tap into my passions and hopefully give back to Charles Aris and our clients in an even more significant way,” Becker added. “While many will say that their company culture is a ‘family’, I have never felt that more than I do here at Charles Aris. The Oakleys have created something very special; I am honored to be considered a ‘family member’ and am humbled by their support as I take on this next opportunity here.”

Chief Operating Officer Allen Oakley is looking forward to seeing Becker succeed in this new role.

 “Charles Aris is excited to announce Sarah Becker’s transition into the role of vice president of fulfillment,” Oakley said. “Sarah’s background is steeped in multiple facets of business operations and innovation. Her combined operational background, along with her experience working as a vice president on the recruiting side of the firm, will be invaluable for this mission-critical position. The Charles Aris team looks forward to experiencing the impact Sarah will have across the entire firm.”

Brent Anthony, meanwhile, has been another vital contributor to Charles Aris Executive Search services for more than eight years. In his new role, Anthony is integral in helping the firm make an effective CRM transition to Salesforce while helping integrate Zoom videoconferencing and Zoom Phone services with its proprietary Goal Line gamified app.

Charles Aris vice president Brian Styers, who leads the firm’s teams and initiatives in marketing, digital and research, is confident about Anthony’s fit for this mission-critical technology role.

“Brent’s tech orientation is bolstered by his extensive background in recruiting and training at Charles Aris, where he has helped talented executive search professionals do their jobs even more effectively in service of clients and candidates alike,” Styers said. “I’m proud and privileged to work hand in hand with Brent and others here as we launch a new digital era that benefits Charles Aris team members and partners through Salesforce implementation and integrations with enterprise platforms such as Zoom.”

To learn more about Charles Aris Executive Search and the firm’s recruiting capabilities, call (336) 378-1818 or visit


About Charles Aris Inc.

Charles Aris Executive Search quickly identifies and delivers world-class leaders who are qualified, available and interested in enhancing a client’s organization. The firm is recognized as the United States affiliate for global executive search alliance InterSearch. For 52 years, clients ranging from Fortune 500 firms to emerging innovators have relied on Charles Aris to place A-level talent in high-demand roles. The firm’s expertise, execution, focus on cultural fit and pinpoint deliverables connect leaders with opportunities worldwide in a variety of industries and functions.