John Rubens, Chief Information Officer & Cofounder
"I believe it is important that professors have real-world experience and that the student body is diverse."
- MBA, Babson University, evening program, 2001
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management, Clarkson University, 1986
What I Do
Founder and Chief Information Officer of a software company
Providence, Rhode Island
I am responsible for the technology side of our software development company, which targets the insurance supply chain. I manage the product and technical development and bridge the gap between the domain (or insurance experts) and the technical staff.
Words of Advice for This Career…
Have a very realistic business plan. You have to find creative ways to extract the most value from each dollar and individual because it will be a long time before you have all the resources you want or need.
… And on Choosing an MBA Program
I believe it is important that professors have real-world experience and that the student body is diverse. I found that I had to really seek out diversity in part-time programs, but because the student body is from the local business community, you gain a whole lot of work diversity and depth of experience in your classmates.