Chris Rackers

Chief Human Resources Officer at Baxter Auto

Chris Rackers has a diverse work experience spanning over several decades. Chris most recently served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Baxter Auto since May 2021. Prior to that, they held various positions at Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., including Chief People & Brand Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, from June 2019 to April 2021. Chris also served as the Vice President of Global Human Resources at Payless ShoeSource from 2016 to 2017.

Chris has extensive experience in the retail industry, having served as the Vice President of HR - U.S. Retail at H&R Block from 2013 to 2015 and in various HR leadership roles at Brinks Home Security from 1994 to 1996. Chris also worked in the financial services sector, holding senior HR roles at Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. and ADVO.

Additionally, Chris has experience in the services industry, having worked as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources at ARAMARK from 2011 to 2013, where they were responsible for HR, labor relations, and safety for ARAMARK Uniform Services. Chris also held HR leadership positions at United Advertising Publications and PacifiCare Health Systems.

Throughout their career, Chris has demonstrated expertise in human resources, talent management, and administration. Chris has worked in various industries, managing large teams and implementing effective HR strategies.

Chris Rackers has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Missouri State University. Additionally, they have pursued a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Chris has also been an alumni of Enactus. However, no specific start or end dates were provided for any of these educational experiences.



  • Chief Human Resources Officer

    May, 2021 - present