Chris Wessell

Chris Wessell

Adjunct Lecturer, Management
Massry School of Business

MBA, Human Resource Information Systems, University at Albany, 2004

Chris Wessell

Faculty Expertise and Achievement

Chris Wessell graduated from the UAlbany School of Business in 2002, and its MBA program in 2004. Since then, he has owned and managed multiple recruitment businesses, and for hired a broad range of professionals for numerous industries across the United States. He is currently the Managing Partner of PeopleWise, an executive search firm, and maintains ownership interests in other businesses including real estate development & management. Chris enjoys combining his up-to-date professional knowledge of hiring, business administration and entrepreneurship with the Massry School of Business proven curriculum to help his students make the most of their academic experience.

Teaching Interests and Areas

  • BMGT 514 – Human Resource Management
  • BMGT 513 – Organizational Behavior & Managerial Skills
  • BMGT 481W – Strategic Management
  • BMGT 430 - Human Resource Management

Professional Service

  • Current Vice Chair of Junior Achievement of Northeastern NY
  • He serves on Industry Advisory Councils for Albany Law School and Excelsior College
  • Past board affiliations include the Albany area chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (2008-2022, Board Chair 2016-2018), the UAlbany Alumni Association Board of Directors (2009-2013), the Schenectady County Community College Foundation (2010-2016)
  • He has maintained professional certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2009

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