Craig sees each technology advancement as an opportunity to create business value while increasing security. The key is knowing which solution will be accretive to the bottom line. Craig advises organizations evaluating, implementing, and measuring technology solutions demonstrating how the solutions take out cost, increase customer value, and accelerate digital transformation.
He has led enterprise IT organizations through data center consolidations, cloud conversions, and back-office platform migrations to Oracle, Infor, Workday, and Service Now. He has years of experience attesting to the highest IT privacy and security standards like HITRUST, SOC2, FISMA, NIST, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and GDPR.
He championed Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and Teams adoption for 10,000 employees in a $2 billion communications company months before the pandemic forced a move from in-office phones to Teams collaboration tools almost overnight. He led teams finishing 26 carve-out acquisition projects saving $450,000 in transitional services payments.
He joined West Monroe from Taylor Corporation, where he directed IT architecture, infrastructure engineering, security, operations, and user support teams. He recently spearheaded Taylor's $55 million Oracle Cloud Financials ERP implementation team involving more than 300 Taylor and 105 Oracle Consulting team members. He earned a bachelor's degree from Drake University and master's degrees in management and telecommunications from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.
Growing up in Bloomington, Minnesota, he toured the upper Midwest by bike, riding from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and from Minnesota’s southern border with Iowa to its northern border with Canada. He raised three sons in McKinney, Texas and now lives in Plano, Texas. He enjoys tennis and both watching and playing hockey.
With a curiosity for all things tech-related, he is known for spotting emerging technology trends. He is not afraid to tinker with technology, failing fast to understand its potential and limitations—and then use those experiences to help companies chose the right technology at the right time to produce measurable, positive bottom-line results.