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Chris Barner


Chris Barner is an experienced executive recruiter and engagement lead at NorthWind overseeing full life-cycle projects and teams across technology, business services, government, aerospace & defense, and industrials. Prioritizing deep market knowledge and thorough analysis, he has successfully addressed dozens of key leadership needs and provides expertise across all facets of executive search to include project due diligence, recruiting, negotiation, client management, and business development. Chris partners with a diverse client-base and endeavors to build and develop effective leadership teams at the board, C-suite, and senior executive levels.

Prior to his career in executive search, Chris enjoyed a successful career as a corporate instructor and educator in Japan working with companies such as Mitsubishi Motors and Nitto Denko Corporation. During his time working and living abroad, he immersed himself in a new social and business culture further developing leadership, team building, and negotiating skills. Chris’ years of international experience have resulted in strong cross-cultural communication and collaborative abilities and made him uniquely qualified to be a trusted advisor for high impact human capital solutions.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.


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Office Phone: 703.972.4056