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Craig brings 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, corporate executive and attorney to Firespotter. Prior to founding Firespotter this January, Craig was Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures, where he developed the idea of Firespotter Labs.

A highly successful entrepreneur, Craig brought nearly a decade of experience in VoIP to GrandCentral Communications as CEO and co-founder. GrandCentral was acquired by Google in July 2007 (now Google Voice), where he became the Group Product Manager for the Real Time Communications Group responsible for Google Voice, Google Talk and Google Talk Video. In 2001, Craig became the CEO of Dialpad Communications, where he led the company out of bankruptcy and transformed it into the most profitable VoIP company in the industry.

When Dialpad was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005 (now Yahoo! Voice), Craig became Senior Director of VoIP and successfully merged the team with the Yahoo! Messenger group. Prior to Dialpad, Craig was a technology venture investor at Sterling Payot Capital and TeleSoft Partners and was also a corporate attorney at top tier law firms in Silicon Valley, where he represented companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Cisco Systems. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley (BA), Georgetown University (MBA) and Boalt Hall School of Law (JD).

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    Firespotter Labs

    CEO, Founder
    Jan, 2011
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    UberConference

    Founder
    Jan 1, 2011
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    Google Ventures

    EIR
    Sep 16, 2010
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    Google

    Group Product Manager: Google Voice, Google Talk, Google Talk Video
    Jul 2, 2007 - Sep 11, 2010
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    Google

    Sr. Product Manager - Google Voice
    2007 - Jan, 2008
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    GrandCentral

    Founder and CEO
    Nov 3, 2005 - Jul 2, 2007
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    Yahoo!

    Founder and Sr. Director - Yahoo! Voice
    Jun 15, 2005 - Nov 3, 2005
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    Dialpad

    President and CEO
    Oct 19, 2001 - Jun 15, 2005

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