Craig is a Managing Director and Head of Saban Ventures. He was previously a Partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners and a founding Partner in the SoftBank Capital Technology Fund where he led that firm’s West Coast Digital Media and Wireless Practice.
Prior to joining SoftBank, Craig was the co-founder of Boost Mobile USA, a wireless joint venture with Nextel Communications. Boost was one of the first Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to develop a successful business model based on branded wireless services and content. Boost was sold to Nextel in August 2003.
Craig was formerly a private equities advisor for the Bank of Singapore in Sydney and a Senior Associate at one of Australia’s largest national law firms where he acted for clients such as United Airlines, The Disney Corporation and DHL International (where he was External General Counsel). In 1994, he founded the independent energy company NRG Asia - Pacific that became one of the largest independent power producers in Australia with over AUD5.5 billion in assets. Craig was also a founding principal of Private Energy Partners, which developed, managed and owned coal and gas fired energy projects in Australia and Indonesia. He was the CEO and founder of E-world Technologies Limited, Australia’s largest PDA retail and enterprise software company, and was previously a Partner in the largest independent mobile retail distribution company in Australia.
Craig is currently a Director of YouMail, Next New Networks and Skydeck. He was previously a director of Pure Video Networks (GrindTV.com/StupidVideos.com), Nellymoser, V-Enable, Amptech Design and EBT Mobile (China) Ltd (EBT.L) and an Observer on the board of Thumbplay. He was also an Observer on the Board of Directors of InsiderPages, until it was acquired by CitySearch in 2007.
Craig has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Sydney. He is a passionate Surfer, Skier, Mountain biker, Scuba Diver and Pilot.