Chris Michalak is CEO of Alight Solutions and a member of its board of directors. He is responsible for the strategic direction, investment decisions and business performance of Alight, a leader in benefits, payroll and cloud solutions. Focused on growth and innovation, Chris leads, motivates and engages the company’s 15,000 colleagues across 29 countries to serve more than 3,250 clients, including 50% of the Fortune 500.
Before assuming leadership of Alight, Chris was global chief commercial officer at Aon Hewitt. His responsibilities included leading global sales and accounts strategy and directly managing all U.S. sales and accounts functions. Chris also led Aon Hewitt’s global Client Promise initiative, which established a clear set of commitments to all clients and put in place a methodology for assessing the company’s performance to ensure it met or exceeded client expectations. Previously, Chris was the CEO of Buck Consultants, a global HR consulting firm.
Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.