Carey Chen

Partner Strategy & Finance

About Carey

Carey Chen is a dynamic executive and senior consultant with a compelling array of energy, self-motivation, and seasoned leadership qualities that were acquired over nearly three decades of diverse experiences within large-cap public Fortune 500 companies, medium-cap private enterprises, and smaller start-ups.

Carey has led several global enterprises across various industries including industrial machine tools, electrical, aerospace, marine, utilities, manufacturing, transportation and distribution businesses. His dynamic leadership has effectively led these companies to achieve and/or exceed their operating growth and profitability objectives (both organic and through acquisitions), even under severe adverse market conditions.

Having served as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for several companies throughout his career, Carey’s extensive experience encompasses financial, international, operations, and corporate development expertise in multiple sectors within the manufacturing industry.

Throughout his career, Carey has been involved with dozens of M&A transactions both domestically and internationally.  The total value of the completed transactions exceed several billions of dollars.  Carey has been involved in deal sourcing, due diligence, negotiating, deal structuring, financing, and post-close integration activities.

Carey currently serves as a board director for Fathom Digital Manufacturing Corporation (NYSE: FATH), the Chairman of the Board for Roberts Hawaii, Inc., and a board advisor for Seasons Best Landscaping. He is also a Counselor of the American Welding Society and a Board Trustee of the American Welding Society Foundation. He also serves on the Gies College of Business (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Dean’s Business Council.

Carey received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds several US patents.


  • Finance and Accounting
  • Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Transition, Migration, Integration
  • Business Development
  • Business Transformation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Corporate & Board Governance
  • Project Management
  • Product Innovation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)