Chesley Chen, MBA


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Experience Highlights

As a managing director in blum’s advisory department, Ches brings 30 years of experience building businesses in the life sciences, digital health and healthcare industries.

With his unique perspective as a former CEO, board member, and hands-on executive, Ches has a deep understanding of how blum services can help his clients accelerate growth and manage risks. He developed a passion for the life sciences and healthcare industries and has devoted over half his career to them, finding great satisfaction providing services to clients whose mission is to save lives and help people stay well.

Prior to joining blum in 2020, Ches was CEO of g.Root Biomedical Services, Inc.—a biotech company using AI to help cancer patients find targeted treatment options, as well as Safety Partners, Inc.—a lab safety consulting firm serving the Massachusetts Life Sciences Ecosystem.

Professional Education
  • Tufts University - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Harvard Business School - Master of Business Administration
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • Private Directors Association, Boston, MA - Founding Member
  • Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST), Cambridge, MA - Board Member
  • Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA - Strategy Board

While no client problem is too big or too small, I have a passion for helping clients make tough strategic decisions and then implement practical solutions.

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