REMBA Alum: Chris Mathes

Chris Mathes
Executive Director, Business Development, Ion Channel Services for Charles River Laboratories

Chris Mathes (EMBA 2009) is Executive Director of Business Development at Ion Channel Services for Charles River Laboratories.

I chose the REMBA program to differentiate myself in a very specialized life science field I already knew the language of science, but I did not know the language of business.  The program taught me this important language.  The first day of classes set the stage for an amazing two year experience.   Farrokh Langdana warned us that the journey ahead would be difficult, but we should just do the next thing.  To this day I say to myself, “Just do the next thing” when I feel overwhelmed.  

I learned strategy and business acumen from the REMBA program.  I learned about doing business in China and I am presently exploring ways to expand our offerings into this important market.  By the way, I would not have received my present position without having an MBA.