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Chris Cordes Named Head of People at ClassWallet

Chris Cordes, a senior human resources specialist with more than 13 years of experience working with high growth companies, has been named head of people at ClassWallet 

He joins ClassWallet during a sustained period of rapid expansion for the financial technology company. In 2023, the company added close to 100 team members to its roster while increasing its industry rankings as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Cordes will drive the people strategy to attract and retain the best talent, to help showcase outstanding culture, and oversee human resource operations.  

Previously, Corden served as head of human resources at Pico, a leading provider of technology services for the financial markets community. Prior to that he was the chief people officer at Unqork, the world’s first codeless application development platform for enterprises. Other relevant experience includes SVP, people operations, at Ask Applications and staffing and employee relations manager at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.  

“ClassWallet is a dynamic and rapidly growing fintech company, setting the standard for the purchasing and reimbursement of public funds,” says Cordes. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to design compelling HR programs to best support in-house talent and continue to attract the best in our continued expansion.”  

“Last year marked another year of solid growth, none of which would have been possible without our incredible employees,” says Jamie Rosenberg, CEO of ClassWallet. “Chris brings invaluable hands-on experience in organizational design, change management, workforce planning, and analytics and talent development. With his support and leadership, we’re going to focus on further enhancing our work environment for our most important corporate assett, our employees.”  

Cordes earned a master’s degree in human resource management from Mercy University in Dobbs Ferry, New York and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society. Together with his wife, Cindy, and two children – Colin and Oliver – the Cordes’ reside in Hopewell Junction in New York’s Hudson Valley.  

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