Charles Southwick

VP & Principal

Charles Southwick joined Slayton Search Partners in 2014 as a VP & Principal. Charles has conducted searches across a range of firms and industries including Fortune 500 and private equity backed firms.

He has managed projects across an array of market segments and continues to develop impactful relationships throughout the worlds of food & beverage, manufacturing, Insurance, health care, software and technology, construction management, direct sales, energy/oil & gas among others. These searches include recruiting C-level executives, vice presidents and directors across all functional disciplines.  Charles provides his clients with insightful and targeted analysis of candidates’ strengths and fit for search assignments.  Clients consistently recognize his focused and efficient leadership approach to the search process which makes a positive impact on company culture, revenue growth and bottom line profits.

Prior to joining Slayton, Charles thrived for nearly 10 years with a worldwide search firm where he executed various professional level searches and achieved international recognition. He held various positions including practice lead where he built the Chicago land office’s Consumer Goods practice.


Charles attended Loyola University Chicago with a major in Business. He currently resides in Chicago.