December 2021 Issue

I hope this message finds you doing well and that your Turkey Day was something to gobble about! Here's the latest news from what we're seeing in the Strategy & Corporate Development marketplace, followed by the open positions we're actively working to fill:

  • Calling all current and former consultants! Our annual compensation survey data gathering window is coming to a close. Over the years, the Charles Aris compensation studies have been a helpful benchmarking tool that our clients use to remain competitive when extending offers to strategy talent like you. As consulting compensation continues to outpace the market, we need your help to continue providing this insight to the marketplace and to make this study as robust as possible. This survey should take no more than five minutes to complete and is 100% anonymous – a huge THANK YOU to all who have completed it already. Every data point counts!
    Click here to complete the survey
  • Are consulting firms sold out? We’ve heard from a few partners that capacity is so constrained some new projects are being delayed by as much as 12 weeks! That marks an unprecedented delay for consulting firms. It’s a great problem to have, but it’s definitely a problem!
  • Is “Up or Out” a thing of the past? Rumors are swirling that one Big Three firm recently announced that consultants at the project team management level can stay at the firm indefinitely without progressing to the next level. We can only assume that this change is due to the ongoing capacity constraints felt throughout the industry. Only time will tell if this new philosophy holds when the next recession hits.

We're working on great opportunities and want to hear from you! Below you will find a brief summary of each opportunity that we are working on, as well as the contact information for the Charles Aris team member spearheading the search. Please reach out to anyone on my team, or to me directly, to discuss these opportunities in greater detail – or feel free to forward this email along to friends and colleagues who may have an interest in learning more.

Be well,