Chris Stern is an entrepreneur, international consultant, lecturer and author. He is known for his saying that "business is simple, until consultants and academics make it complicated".
Stern is founding principal of IFEM, a small international boutique consulting firm guiding mid-size companies towards sustainable strategic market positions. He also regularly teaches business management seminars for a leading provider of continuous education in Europe
Through his consulting work, Chris has served in chief executive positions, and has held a number of board directorships.
Stern is also pursuing various entrepreneurial endeavors as managing partner of Chest Holding, a closely held micro private equity.
Stern began his professional career at a small textile company and then went on to obtain various degrees in business administration. Before founding IFEM, Chris worked for two international consulting firms where he helped major clients to significantly improve productivity and strategic planning.
Chris the Author: Mr. Stern published Total Customer Focus (Xlibris, 2004) and has just published a new interactive web book: BizIsSimple.com. Stern's publications put a new light on business strategy consulting and entrepreneurship consulting.