Charles Aris Combines Finance, Accounting and Corporate Development Teams


March 26, 2024 – Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search Is announced that its finance, accounting and corporate development teams have combined into one practice. The groups will now function as finance and corporate development practices. “Senior firm leaders agreed this development would bring value to clients seeking specialized expertise at the intersection of their practice and industry,” the firm said. “Our success at Charles Aris stems from our philosophy that great recruiters are an inch wide and a mile deep, meaning they only recruit in a very narrow band, which allows them to know the market like no one else. Allows,” he said. Jim Etling, senior vice president. “This integration allows us to go even deeper into finance, accounting and corporate development functions across multiple industries.”

In recent years, particularly within private equity, both practices began to see increased crossover between industries and clients. “The similarities between the two practices – the focus on private equity portfolio companies, the alignment of industry vertical expertise and an ongoing commitment to quality, speed and an ‘inch-wide-mile-deep’ philosophy – have made it a perfect fit,” said tj deals, Managing Director. “We are already seeing the benefits – increased collaboration, shorter search cycle times and an even more cohesive experience for our customers.”

Led by seven experienced practice leaders, the Finance and Corporate Development practice provides leadership solutions spanning from C-suite positions to analysts. Each Practice Leader covers a unique industry focus area, including current industrial products, Health care, technology, life science, Business and Consumer Servicesas well as CFO And Fund-level leadership roles,

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Charles Aris Finance and Corporate Development practice works with private equity firms, private equity portfolio companies and corporations to recruit growth-minded financial and M&A leaders. Its team leverages their experience and industry knowledge to create placements across the leadership spectrum from C-suite executives to analysts.


Charles Aris appointed leader of Financial Services practice
Charles Aris Executive Search has appointed jacob watkins As head of the financial services practice. “Jacob joined Charles Aris as an Associate Recruiter shortly after earning a psychology degree from Guilford College, and he knew early in his career that he was destined for leadership at the firm,” Charles Aris said in a statement. Want to play a role.” “When her mentor assigned her to lead the financial services practice during her nine-month extended maternity leave, she had no idea that this opportunity would accelerate the firm in a unique way.”

Mr. Watkins initially participated ashley wagnerVice President and Practice Leader of Charles Aris, who launched the financial services strategy vertical in 2017. The Associate Recruiter was soon promoted to Associate Practice Leader, allowing Ms. Wagner to complete searches as well as develop client relationships to help grow the practice.


The team specializes in the following types of roles: Chief Financial Officer; controller; Financial Planning and Analysis; and corporate development. Each Practice Leader covers a unique industry focus area, including: Industrial Products; technology; Health Care and Life Sciences; and business and consumer services.

Experienced Recruiter

Mr. Etling has a functional focus on finance and accounting. He specializes in recruiting Chief Financial Officers for private equity portfolio companies. Before joining Charles Aris, mr etling Spent 12 years as Chief Financial Officer of a global textile machinery manufacturer.

Mr. Deal's functional focus is on finance and corporate development. He specializes in recruiting A-level corporate development and M&A talent for private equity portfolio companies. Mr. Deal is based in the firm's Washington, DC office.

Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry leader Focused on senior level assignments within the strategy and business development, private equity, consumer/retail, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering and operations, chemical and agribusiness sectors.

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