Mr. Craig Mathews

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Craig Mathews is CEO of Cardivera, the leadership development ecosystem that helps you grow your people, grow your business, and grow your life. The focus is ongoing leadership and personal development, not just one-time training.

Craig is also CEO of Big Think, a Raleigh-based business and marketing strategy consulting firm. Craig is a revenue architect, finding ways to grow business revenue profitably. He is also a serial entrepreneur who has led and been part of seven startups.

Craig started his career in technology, serving as the senior technology manager for multiple firms, completing his tenure in technology as Chief Technology Officer for McKim & Creed, a Fast 50 and Top 200 consulting engineering firm serving the Southeast U.S. He conceived of and launched  Blue Sahara, a software company focused on creating revolutionary solutions for the water utility industry.

In 2008, Craig started Big Think Innovation, Inc., a business strategy and innovation consultancy. Big Think has advised companies from startups to global firms, providing insights and innovation around corporate strategy, marketing strategy, organizational design, and revenue maximization.

Craig is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he received his MBA. He is also president of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. He designed his undergraduate major at N.C. State University in Professional Communication.

Craig has also spoken to national and international audiences on topics including leadership, innovation, water security, and IT/Business alignment, among others.

Craig lives in Holly Springs, North Carolina with his wife, Julie, and two sons, Austin and Jameson.