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Chris Blais

Managing Director


Chris is a Managing Director for Herd Freed Hartz, the Northwest’s top retained search firm and serves as a trusted recruiting partner for clients working on executive level hires across Technology and Consumer.

Prior to Herd Freed Hartz, Chris was the lead recruiter for both the Finance and Supply Chain Teams at zulily.com (NASDAQ: ZU). During Chris’ time at Zulily he saw the company grow explosively from 150 to over 1,300 employees and he worked through Zulily’s IPO. Chris was the lead recruiter on many executive level hires and hired over 200 employees and was a key contributor to building the workforce at Zulily, to one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies ever.

Prior to joining Zulily, Chris enjoyed a successful college soccer career and was the 33rd overall pick by the San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS Super Draft. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan where he was also the Captain of the soccer team and led the Wolverines to its first ever Final Four appearance. He was an Academic All-Big Ten Student in each of his four years in Ann Arbor.

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Chris's hobbies & interests

All things Soccer. Volunteer for Childhaven.

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