Meet the Team

Chris Burkhard

President and Founder

Or Chief “No Officer”


What are your main roles / responsibilities?

I’m a Servant Leader to all. My job is to stay clear on our strategy, carefully evaluate new ideas, and say no to most as they may be great new shiny objects but not helping us with our plan. I ensure we achieve our growth goals and profit objectives so we have monies to do all the great things we like to do.


Tell us a little about your background:

I have more than 20 years of staffing industry expertise. I’m also a scaling up coach for mid-market businesses.


What’s your favorite part about being part of the Placers team?

Watching folks achieve their goals and dreams and seeing our business become relevant to so many. We help the workforce and our customers by acting as a catalyst for them to come together.


What was your dream job when you were a kid?

Park Ranger. I did not want to vacuum and I wanted dirt floors.


What’s something completely random that nobody would’ve guessed about you?

Very hard question, I am so out there with what and who I am. Maybe that it took me a long time to get clear on who I am, what my values are, knowing what I am best or good at, and how I can make my biggest contribution.