Charlotte Kirks

Vice President
Washington, D.C.

About Charlotte

Based in Washington D.C., Charlotte Kirks is a Vice President within the Industrials Practice. She partners closely with Private Equity and Public clients to identify transformative CEOs and C-suite leaders across Marketing, Sales, Commercial Excellence, and Strategy. An agile and collaborative consultant, she has broad experience within search, having served as a trusted advisor to Boards of Directors and executives across a diverse set of industries. In addition to her Board and C-level search experience, Charlotte brings experience recruiting a variety of technical experts and functional leaders across the ESG, Sustainability, Strategy, Finance and Operations, and Business Development functions. She has  a successful track record of identifying and supporting diverse and underrepresented talent throughout the recruitment process.

Industry & Consulting Experience

Charlotte joined Raines after five years with Korn Ferry as a key member of its nonprofit, philanthropy, social enterprise, and education group. In this capacity, she partnered directly with philanthropists, Boards of Directors, and C-suite executives in search development and execution for C-suite and Board level positions. She also worked on searches in the impact investing space and the emergent field of social enterprise.

Prior to her career in search, she recruited and led volunteers for a Washington, D.C. nonprofit combating food insecurity and food waste. As part of the executive team, Charlotte led over a tenfold increase in meals served and the rollout of a new volunteer scheduling platform.

Practice Areas

Industrials CEO & Board Private Equity Commercial Excellence Strategy and M&A


BS, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, International Culture and Politics

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