Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Chris Deal, TU class of 1995, earned a B.S. in Business Administration and three All-American titles as a Dragon on the football field. After graduation, Deal began his professional career as a recruiter with the company Allegis Group, a talent management firm, in Cleveland, Ohio. In his 21 years with Allegis, Deal made a number of geographical moves while moving up in the company, from Account Executive to Sales Manager to Executive Director of Business Operations in Boston, Massachusetts. After 21 years with Allegis Group leading and managing sales, recruiters and technical consultants, Deal retired in 2016. In 2017, Deal returned to the workforce when asked to help a major U.S. retail corporation implement a human capital and contingent workforce program that would result in the implementation of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) to source and screen viable candidates that could be hired globally. In 2018, he joined a U.S. based multinational computer software technology corporation that is the leader in Voice Recognition. In March of 2020, Chris joined Strategic Systems, a global IT Consulting organization, as the Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and Delivery. Deal’s role has been to unify its global reach and services while identifying new ways that human capital can be obtained and delivered. He is also involved with aligning global strategic partnerships specifically within the Asia Pac and EMEA Regions.
Chris currently resides in Georgetown, South Carolina with his wife, Jen, and daughter, Hannah who is a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University studying occupational therapy. Chris enjoys golfing, traveling, volunteering and coaching youth sports.