Chris Swan

Managing Director

Chris is a Managing Director with TRANSEARCH International, co-founder of the Chicago office, and Global Practice Leader for Design, Construction, Technology and Environmental. He is one of the top executive search professionals in the area of general contracting, environmental consulting, systems integration, cyber-security, digitisation, and new technologies. Firms value Chris’ advice because of his understanding of the markets and what it takes to succeed in business. He attracts candidates when others cannot.

Chris comes from a family of missionaries when his great-grandfather moved his family to India. He helped build a school and a church in Darjeeling. Chris' grandfather was born in India and also became a missionary with a deep affection for the human condition and focused his work on making the lives of the average person better.

Chris continues the tradition and with a similar concern for people. Coupled with the ORXESTRA Tools, he offers his clients a unique competitive edge for attracting the right individuals to lead their firms. For a quarter of a century, Chris has built TRANSEARCH into a global search leader in the construction industry. He has helped industry leaders understand the motivations, passions, and thought processes of the leaders they hope to attract. Allowing for excellent decisions that deliver outstanding leaders who fit the client CULTURAL, TEAM, PERFORMANCE and LEADERSHIP profiles, thus maximising success.

Chris is a runner, a father, and a chess coach. He has an MBA from the Liautaud School of Business at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and he earned his Bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Economics.

His specialties include; Global Executive Search, Human Resources Management, Talent Scouting, Executive Appraisal, Generalist, Succession Planning, Personality Assessment, and Investment Sourcing.

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