On January 24, 2009, Charles River Analytics celebrated its 25th anniversary at Antico Forno, a renowned restaurant in Boston’s Italian North End.
During the dinner, Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River, presented a brief history of Charles River’s growth from a two-person, two-office operation in 1983 to its current headquarters today in Cambridge, MA, with a staff of 80 and office space of over 25,000 feet. He thanked the staff for their efforts and dedication in making this happen, and called out their ability to expand into new areas of science and technology that were never contemplated in the early years of the firm’s efforts, including cognitive systems, decision management, and cyber operations.
Dr. Zacharias noted, “Without your technical expertise, your confident steps into new technologies and domains, and, most importantly, your clear dedication to making this company a technology and business success, we would never be where we are today. I applaud you all, and look forward to our continued growth, industry recognition, and, as someone who has had the luxury of watching people ‘grow up’ over the years, your own personal growth in a profession that has tremendous potential for the long term.”