Chris Nelson

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"Helping others achieve their dreams through upgrading their career"
Chris Nelson
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming
Tel: 605-999-3489

Chris Nelson, who will be working in the Northern Plains area of SD, ND, WY, and MT. Chris’s background in Senior Human Resources leadership for 17 years including Amazon.com, Target, and Walmart stores included recruiting as a staple of what he did. Chris subscribes to three recruiting philosophies: 1. Right Person, Right Place, Right Time 2. Always raise the hiring bar when able and 3. Truly understand the customer’s needs and work backward.

With Chris’s career, he has worked in 19 states including Sarasota, Seattle, and Lexington, KY. His recruiting experience includes construction, retail, agriculture, medical and professional positions for both field and corporate.

Before attending college Chris worked in the restaurant business as a cook for Olive Garden, was GM for Taco John’s and GM for a Mexican restaurant. He attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD and graduated with his B.S. Business Administration/Management and a minor in Human Resources Management.

Chris and his wife, Alicia, have been married for over 23 years after meeting at summer camp in northern Minnesota. They have 4 children: Marcus 21, Parker 20, Mazy 19 and Paxton 1…yes 1! In his spare time, Chris enjoys fishing for anything that bites, hiking, exploring back roads and storm chasing. Chris and Alicia enjoy traveling, finding the best pizza and bakeries, attending concerts and getting together with friends and family. All of this when Chris is a Vikings football fan and Alicia is a Packers fan!

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Kevin Kalstad with Gecko Hospitality took all of the leg work out of identifying and pre-screening any potential candidates, allowing me to continue to focus on operations while looking for a new General Manager. We are located in a remote area and find it extremely difficult to find senior managers with the experience needed to run a facility of our volume. Within one month, Kevin had identified and put us in touch with a perfect fit for our organization. Should I have any future recruiting needs, I will not hesitate in contacting Kevin and the Gecko Hospitality organization.

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