Chris Trendler

Chris Trendler

Chris Trendler is a consultant at ghSMART where he serves leaders in private-equity-backed and public companies on their most critical talent decisions. During his tenure at ghSMART, he has successfully led projects in organization and team development, CEO succession, and human capital due diligence. He is also a coach to senior leaders working on their professional development.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Chris was Vice President of Operations at Tallwave, a leading venture-backed accelerator based in Scottsdale, Arizona. While with Tallwave, Chris assembled and managed teams to develop and commercialize early- and growth-stage companies. He also advised investors on talent assets within portfolio companies.

Before Tallwave, Chris was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where he worked on a variety of strategic projects including international growth, mergers and acquisitions, operations transformations, and strategic procurement. Additionally, he worked with the Itasca Project in Minneapolis to build the economic development strategy for the region.

Prior to consulting, Chris worked in Washington, DC in law and public policy.

Chris holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University. He is also a member of the State Bar of Arizona. Chris lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and three children.

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