About Chris

Chris Grimmig
Director of Member Services

Chris Grimmig leads the Member Services team at The Directors’ Institute.

Prior to joining The Directors’ Institute, Chris was a part of the team that founded Gravitas, a retained executive search firm, where he helped expand both the Board and Executive Search practices.  He played a key role in developing and implementing the client and candidate service best-practices, which have made Gravitas one of the search industry’s most well-respected firms.

At Gravitas, Chris’s finance background lent itself to the Financial Leadership practice; however, he also completed engagements across a variety of other functions.   In addition to his role as a recruiter, Chris worked in the business development, operations, marketing, and IT functions within Gravitas.  Leveraging his strong IT background, he led the development and application of Gravitas’ technology-based search processes.

Chris graduated from the Villanova University School of Business with a degree in Finance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While there, he helped found a successful start-up company which specialized in video resumes and other video communication tools for consumers.  He also spent two years working at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London, engaged in a variety of finance disciplines allowing him to build a solid understanding of key roles in financial services.  During his time in the U.K., Chris also completed Masters-level Coursework in Finance and Fixed Income at the London School of Economics

Beyond his work at Gravitas, Chris has spent time giving back to his university, where he guest lectures and assumed an advisory role in the continued development of the undergraduate Entrepreneurship curriculum in Villanova University’s School of Business.

In his free time, Chris enjoys playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his wife, Meredith.


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