Craig joined ZRG Partners in 2019, opening a new office in Sun Valley, Idaho.
In addition to being an experienced executive search practitioner, he is a 3,000+ hour, IFR rated pilot and Piper JetPROP owner/operator as well as a long-time entrepreneur. He started and served as CEO of Summit Projects, a digital marketing and product design firm for 19 years, hiring literally hundreds of employees and contractors, ranging from COO-level team members to highly specialized contractors. He understands intimately the craft of building and running a business, having generated more than $65M in sales over nearly two decades running Summit.
Through his work with Nike, Xerox, Columbia Sportswear, Swiss Army Brands, AOL/Times Mirror, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Oregon Health Sciences University, Bandon Dunes, Honeywell, Bendix King and dozens more, Craig brings deep experience helping major companies achieve complex objectives in rapidly-evolving business environments. While his firm was legendary for producing exceptional digital brand experiences and aviation product user experiences, what has always inspired him above all else has been building, and helping others build exceptional high-performance teams.
Craig spent 4 years serving as Co-Chair of a competing firm's Aviation & Aerospace practice with the company’s founder & CEO. He has led successful searches for the states of New York, Oregon & Utah, for dozens of general and commercial aviation concerns, a billion plus dollar industrial sector startup and several major sporting goods brands.
Craig serves as an Honorary Base Commander for the National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon and as a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association's Education & Innovation Advisory Board. He previously served on the board of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Data Center Industry 7x24 Exchange Association. Over the years, Craig has supported and/or served on the Boards of The Next Door, The Portland Schools Foundation, the Z-man Scholarship Foundation, Angel Flight and many others.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Aviation & Aerospace, Inland & Coastal Port Authorities, Data Center Industry, Sporting Goods Brands
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Craig and his wife Michelle have 4 wonderful children. When he isn’t working, you’ll find Craig flying his airplane, teaching skiing in Sun Valley (ID), playing hockey and tennis, windsurfing, mountain and road biking, playing a little guitar and learning yet another sport, kiteboarding.
Craig attended the University of Colorado, earning a degree in business while simultaneously competing as a Mogul Specialist on the US Freestyle Ski Team where he earned the number 1 US and number 5 World ranking in 1980.