Charles Southwick joined Slayton Search Partners in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Vice President & Principal in 2020. He has conducted searches across a range of firms and industries including Fortune 500 and private equity backed firms.


Charles has managed projects across an array of market segments and continues to cultivate impactful relationships in sectors such as Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Insurance, Health Care, Software and Technology, and Energy/Oil & Gas. His searches include recruiting key leaders across all functional disciplines, providing 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 positively impact company culture, revenue growth, and bottom-line profits.


Prior to joining Slayton, Charles thrived for nearly 10 years with a global search firm where he executed a diverse range of professional level searches. During his tenure, he held various positions, including practice lead, where he built the Chicagoland office’s Consumer Goods practice.


Charles studied Business at Loyola University Chicago.