SSI Role/Position: As Vice President of Client Services, Chris leads, coaches, and mentors his client services team to ensure clients receive an exceptional client experience by delivering customized spend management solutions that are actionable, timely, and drive cost savings. Chris is responsible for leading the overall client engagements within his team to ensure services are exceeding client expectations. Chris provides spend management consulting support, industry trends, and best practices by leveraging his comprehensive industry knowledge and experience. Chris meets with his clients on-site for face to face meetings on a quarterly or annually basis.
Professional Biography & Tenure with SSI: Chris is a results-driven executive leadership professional with 22 years of experience leading client services, operations, contract and supplier negotiations and managing high performing teams. Chris has been with StrategicSource for 5 years. Previously, Chris was Owner of Minnesota News Service for 17 years, a wholesale distributor based in MN, AZ, and CO. Chris’s expertise and solutions in the automotive industry have significantly impacted the profitability of his transportation clients and improved their processes for managing contracts and suppliers. Chris graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
How you Contribute to the Client Experience: Chris is responsible for leading and coaching his client services team to ensure clients receive an exceptional experience. Chris is passionate about working diligently with his clients to drive new cost savings to their bottom line, resolve vender issues and save the client time. Chris leverages his expertise, entrepreneurial background, and vast industry knowledge to provide consultative support and guidance to ensure his clients maximize the benefits of our services.
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling with my family, running, golfing, playing tennis, biking, and aviation. Chris is a commercially rated pilot with instrument and multiengine ratings and a former flight instructor at UND Center for Aerospace Sciences.