2009
Alumni (Fellow)

Christopher Richins

John L. Colley Jr. Fellow
Yuba City, California
Degrees:
B.S. Brigham Young University (2002)
M.S. University of Southern California (2006)
M.B.A. University of Virginia (2009)
Darden School of Business
Professional Sectors:
Administrative/Management
Aerospace/Aviation
Business Development
Consulting
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Investment/Venture Capital
Product Management
Technology
Telecommunications
Travel/Tourism

Bio:

Christopher Richins is co-founder and CEO of RBC Signals, a provider of global satellite communication “infrastructure as a service.” Richins began his career as an RF Communications Engineer at Boeing Sea Launch, where he supported multiple launch campaigns from the ship-based equatorial launch site. After business school, he completed an internship with SpaceX before joining Bain & Company as a management consultant. Post Bain, Richins held management roles at Arkyd Astronautics (Planetary Resources), Space Angels Network, Expedia, and Applause. Richins earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia as a Jefferson Fellow, a master’s degree in Astronautics from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University. He lives with his family near Seattle, Washington.

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