In this episode of Life Science Success, my guest is Mike Martin, the CEO of CAI. CAI is a global professional services firm focused on engineering and quality consulting, Mike Martin guides a team of 800 individuals across the U.S., Europe, and APAC.
- Mike Martin shares his journey from being an engineering student at Purdue University to becoming the CEO of CAI. He emphasizes that his career was shaped by a series of choices based on guiding principles rather than a predetermined path to leadership.
- CAI focuses on areas like operational readiness, regulatory plans, and human performance but deliberately avoids facility and system design. They leverage their expertise in testing to guide clients through the complexities of launching new products.
- CAI has a global presence, allowing them to tap into a diverse pool of expertise and offer more comprehensive solutions to their clients. Being globally connected also helps them understand regional nuances in the life sciences industry.
- The company operates on an “owner’s mindset,” emphasizing that the growth of an owner’s value is directly tied to the growth of the client’s value. This philosophy is central to CAI’s company culture.