Chris Villasenor

Principal Consultant

Chris leads Mercuri Urval's operation and team in North America. His focus is on how to best align services, resources and solutions to fit the needs of both domestic and international clients in the region. As a consultant, he leads the Board & Executive and Business Transformation practices and specializes in the fields of M&A, business coaching, strategy implementation, executive search and organizational design. He has led large-scale global projects to align people capabilities with business strategy within the Energy, ICT, Manufacturing, P/E and CPG industries.

Before joining Mercuri Urval, Chris worked in the IT, Biopharma and Professional Service sectors. He has held management roles in Product Lifecycle Management to bring innovative products to the market and implemented sales force effectiveness programs for Fortune 500 companies.

Chris is a board member Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Washington DC where he helps to promote the business interests in the region. He is also the Vice Chairman of AmCham Finland NYC where he helps to facilitate market entry for Nordic companies entering North America.

2016: Certified as a executive coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
2009 – 2011: MBA Robert Smith School, University of Maryland
1997-2000: B. Sc. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University