Austin EMBA

Christopher Jensen

Executive MBA Program - Austin

Adjunct Professor

Student Profile - Jensen (LG)

Chris Jensen is Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Management and Engagement at NXP Semiconductors, a $10B publicly held global enterprise and the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications.  Built on more than 60 years of experience and expertise, NXP is driving innovation in secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy, and smart connected solutions market.  At NXP, Mr. Jensen oversees the company’s talent acquisition function, which includes university programs, professional hires and executive hires on a global basis.  Additionally he is responsible for driving the company’s talent development programs, including succession planning, performance management and leadership development.  Mr. Jensen is also part of the core integration team helping to drive the new culture at NXP after the $17B acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor. 

As a key leader of the leadership team, Mr. Jensen spends significant time interacting across the C-suite and board of directors, as well as setting the strategy for human resources.  He has extensive experience in compensation, global benefits, talent programs and business partner management. 

Prior to his role with NXP, Mr. Jensen was Vice President of Global Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations at Freescale Semiconductor, which he held until the acquisition in December 2015. 

At Freescale Semiconductor, Mr. Jensen has held a number of roles, including Director of Human Resources for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group, where he lead a global team of human resources professionals providing human resources consultation to this $1.4B semiconductor business unit, Director of Human Resources for Freescale’s Corporate Functions and Director of Human Resources for Wafer Fab Manufacturing.

Before joining Freescale Semiconductor in 2005, Mr. Jensen was the senior director of Human Resources for Volume Manufacturing Operations and the Austin Site at Applied Materials, Inc.  In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing human resources for the Austin Manufacturing and Technology site.  During his eight year tenure at Applied Materials, Mr. Jensen held numerous positions at the Company, both in Austin, Texas and Santa Clara, California.

Mr. Jensen relocated to Austin in 1994, after serving eight years with Tandem Computers in Cupertino, California.  At Tandem, Mr. Jensen worked in a number of human resources disciplines, including sales compensation, executive compensation, corporate employment and in-business human resources.

In addition to his corporate activities, Mr. Jensen has been an adjunct professor in the Executive MBA Program at Baylor University, both in Austin and Dallas, since 2007.

Mr. Jensen received his Bachelors of Science degree in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with his MBA from Baylor University.

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