Chris Swan 2018 USA
1658 N Milwaukee Ave, 
Suite B-337
Chicago, Illinois 60647

Contact +1 312 447 3011

Managing Director with TRANSEARCH International, co-founder of the Chicago office, and Global Practice Leader for Construction, Design and Real Estate.

Chris is one of the top executive search professionals in the area of specialty construction, engineering, architecture, design-build, EPC and environmental consulting. 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. More than 100 years ago, his great-grandfather married his high school sweetheart and took her to Calcutta, India where he built the Methodist Church. His oldest son, Chris’ grandfather, also became a missionary, but with a deep affection for the human condition and focused on making the lives of the average person better. Chris continues the tradition 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 maximizing 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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