Chris Perez

Assistant Professor
College of Professional Studies
School of Business
M.B.A., 2002, University of Phoenix
B.A., 1999, Columbia College Chicago

Professor Perez joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2017. He teaches courses in marketing and policy, and strategy. His career experience includes over 18 years as a marketing professional in various roles, including client services, brand management, content innovation, product marketing and e-commerce. As an educator, he is excited to help students discover God as the Mastermind of work. His goal is to train world-class professionals who view marketing as a calling.  

Before coming to Olivet, he served as the Director of Product Marketing and E-commerce for Focus on the Family, a global Christian ministry. He and the team he directed were responsible for the promotional launch and product marketing management of hundreds of retail products (book, audio, film and interactive).  

Professor Perez has been privileged to work alongside authors, affiliates and strategic partners on significant impact projects during his career. Some project highlights for him are: Kingdom Man by Tony Evans, a Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) best seller; the award-winning Radio Theatre production of “The Chronicles of Narnia” (over 2 million sold in the series); and Focus on the Family’s “Adventures in Odyssey” (over 20 million audio products sold worldwide).  

As a freelancer, he has worked with clients around the world in a variety of industries, from urgent care clinics to agricultural lending institutions, on marketing projects large and small. 

“Every organization has a story to share,” Professor Perez says. “Without marketers, the story never gets told. Communities do not mobilize. Movements do not multiply. The goal is to help marketing majors see themselves as messengers who, strategically serve and influence people.”

Chris has been married for 23 years and has two daughters, one son, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter. 

One of his favorite Bible passages is Proverbs 3:5–6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”