Christopher T. Bertschy

Managing Partner / McCarthy Bertschy & Associates, Inc.

Founding Partner Chris Bertschy has been an executive search consultant since 1997 following a career in management consulting with McKinsey & Company and KPMG Peat Marwick, where he co-founded the National Transportation Consulting Practice.

With an educational background that includes a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Chris has successfully completed search engagements across a broad range of industries and functional disciplines. Representative assignments include corporate and divisional leadership roles, corporate staff positions in public and private companies, senior line and staff level searches in professional services firms and a variety of VP and C-level roles in the portfolio companies of private equity clients and private investment firms.​

Chris is very involved in the Chicago civic community. He is an active member of the Economic Club of Chicago where he attends numerous events and serves on the Board of Directors. He authored part of Metropolis 2020, an initiative of the Commercial Club of Chicago designed as an update of the Burnham Plan and a guidebook to government and growth for the Chicago region. Chris was a founding Board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board. ​

Chris also served on the Executive Board of Meals on Wheels for many years and is an active member of the University of Chicago CEO Roundtable. He is on the Board of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) and works with many organizations as an advisor on talent and organizational initiatives.


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