From Silicon Valley to a love affair with NZ
Craig’s career in the Silicon Valley began in 1985 after he was named the top salesman for Apple Computer just out of college. Instead of a bonus, Craig won a brand new Porsche from Steve Jobs and was later offered a job at Apple headquarters.
Following his tenure at Apple, Craig joined the founders of Packeteer, an innovative networking startup, to become employee number three and the company’s first CEO. Craig led Packeteer through an IPO and a two billion dollar valuation in 1999. Next, he founded Pertino, another networking company, where he also served as CEO.
Since his honeymoon in NZ in 1995, Craig has loved New Zealand and working with New Zealand companies. He built a programme for Computer Science students from New Zealand to participate in internships at high tech companies in Silicon Valley and founded the Kiwi Landing zone in San Francisco. He has also been a board member for Xero, Magic Memories, Enable Networks and ezyVet.