Employee Spotlight – Chris Hart
Chris Hart is a partner in Nexus PMG and currently serves as the President of Project Development Services. Chris is a registered Professional Engineer with over 14 years of business leadership and technical experience in the engineering, procurement and construction industry. He is responsible for developing the Nexus PMG global project development services sales strategy, with a primary focus on helping clients actualize their business objectives throughout all phases of project development.
As the President of Project Development Services, Chris provides strategic planning and oversight to projects in early, mid and late-stage development. His project experience spans a wide range of industries and services throughout the development, design and construction phases of projects.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a South Carolina native and a process/mechanical engineer by trade. I have a wife and two boys and love to stay active with golf, tennis, running, biking. I’d say that I’ve always been a highly competitive person that, when pressed by boredom, will find a means to make a game or sport out of anything readily available. I wouldn’t call myself a comedian, but I crave finding humor in life, almost to necessity.
What aspect of your job do you enjoy most?
Watching projects come to life has to be the most rewarding part of my job. It really makes all the hard work worth the while.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Keep an open mind and a strong heart.
What would you say is your motto or personal mantra?
Never stop learning.
If you could be any fictitious character, who would you be?
I would hate to be fictitious, but if I had to choose, I would say Batman. The perks seem pretty hard to pass up.
What is your favorite meal?
Osso bucco and a dry, oak-aged red wine
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would probably, jokingly, say golf. I’ve been trying to master the game my entire life. For something new, I would love to learn how to fly.
What does true leadership mean to you?
Simply put, leadership is the process of inspiring others to work together to obtain a common goal. Good and bad leadership is ultimately defined by how effective and efficient this process is in doing so. I could probably list over 100 qualities of a good leader, but I think it’s important to realize that no one on earth could ever exhibit those traits all at once. Helping people enhance their strengths and manage their weaknesses is one of the “truest” forms of leadership in any situation.