Chris Fryer

Head, Manufacturing Practice

Chris Fryer is the Head of the U.S. Manufacturing Practice and member of Odgers Berndtson’s Minneapolis office. He brings over 30 years of executive search and high-end leadership recruitment experience to his clients ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies.

Chris has successfully executed over 500 searches for C-suite, General Management and key senior leadership roles across numerous industries including Industrial, Manufacturing, Private Equity, Health Care and Financial Services.In the ten years before joining Odgers Berndtson, Chris worked both as a Client Partner for Korn/Ferry International as well as a national boutique search firm.

Prior to his external search career, Chris spent eight years as Vice President of Executive Search for two large financial services companies – US Bancorp/Piper Jaffray and Ameriprise Financial. Earlier in his career, Chris was the leader of Physician Recruitment for a large, Midwestern healthcare system and also an Employment Specialist with Agri-business giant Cargill. Chris attended the University of Minnesota and received his B.A. in Speech Communication.

  • Manufacturing