Meet Carol Craig, CEO of Craig Technologies; although there is a good chance you already
know her, and have seen her around the community. Ms. Craig is one of the Spacecoast's
leading entrepreneurs, founding and helming one of the most successful companies in
Brevard County. Though she describes herself as an "accidental entrepreneur," her
company, Craig Technologies, is the very defnition of small business success. And
her recipe is a simple one: "Love what you do, and pursue it with passion." Ms. Craig
grew up in Galesberg, Illinois, where, at age 13, she began taking classes in computers
at Knox College. It was there that she developed the love for computers that shaped
her future. Ms. Craig received her Bachelor's of Arts degree from Knox College, then
a Bachelor's of Science in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and
a Masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts
Amherst. After graduation, Craig joined the Navy and later founded Craig Technologies
The thriving Craig Technologies now employs nearly 300 employees nationwide and was
recently named one of Florida's Best Companies to Work For. According to Craig, "My
business is it's tagline: Family, Integrity, Loyalty, Passion, Community®."
The accolades she has received are a testament to her exceptional leadership, among
them: The 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year, from the Society of Women Engineers; 2008
Top Executive of the Year, from the Orlando Business Journal; the 2009 Business Person
of the Year and the 2010 Minority Business Person of the Year, from the SBA, South
Florida District; and the 2009 Business Leader of the Year from Space Coast Business.
Success can be measured in many ways, but Craig measures hers in the people she benefits
and the lives she enriches.