Chris Swan


Chris Swan, Global Practice Leader for Construction, Design, Technology, and the Environment is one of the top search professionals in the areas of general contracting, environmental consulting/services, systems integration, cyber-security, digitization, and new technologies.

With 30 years of executive search experience in the industry, Chris leads Board and C-Suite level assignments and understands what it takes to Get It Right and attract candidates that others cannot.

Chris comes from a family dedicated to service. He brings a deep interest and concern for people and leverages this passion when learning about the motivations of the candidates he recruits and the client relationships he creates. Combined with the Orxestra™ Method, Chris offers his clients a competitive edge by attracting the Right Candidate (not just the Best).

For a quarter of a century, Chris has established TRANSEARCH as a global search leader in the Built Environment. He has helped many Boards, CEOs, and other C-Suite leaders make excellent decisions about outstanding candidates that have produced exceptional results by matching the client’s CULTURAL, TEAM, PERFORMANCE, and LEADERSHIP profiles.

Chris is a runner, a father, and a volunteer. He earned an MBA from the Liautaud School of Business at the University of Illinois-Chicago and has a Bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Economics & Political Science. His specialties include; Global Executive Search, Human Resources Management, Talent Scouting, Executive Appraisal, Generalist, Succession Planning, Personality Assessment, and Investment Sourcing.



  • Architecture, Engineering & Construction
  • Digital and Connectivity
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Financial Services
1953 N Clybourn Ave
STE R-149
Chicago, IL 60614
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