Craig Hall is an experienced serial entrepreneur, having founded 8 companies in his career, centered mostly in the supply chain and technology domains. With a background in engineering and technology, he was an early innovator and pioneering “disruptor”, helping create and sometimes redefine a handful of industries from Third Party Logistics (as founder of the TLC Group, now part of Ryder Logistics) to electronic freight bill payments to cloud-based transportation management (founder of LeanLogistics).
As an active mentor, angel and venture capital investor, he is actively involved in the technology startup culture in West Michigan; Founding Director of Grand Angels, a West Michigan-based band of angel investors, Vice-Chair of Start Garden, founder of the Grand Rapids Collaboration (aka GR Tech Hub), and Chairman of the Holland SmartZone. He is also a mentor for Techstars Mobility, Endeavor Detroit and numerous early-stage companies.
Craig earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He is a Director of Alpena Power Company, Cascade Engineering, Comfort Research, Charter Capital, Novo Building Products, the Grand Valley Research Corporation, Oversight Committee of the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute, co-founder of the Clinica Medica San Lucas in Gracias, Honduras, and Past Chairman of the Michigan Chapter of Young President’s Organization (YPO).
In 1985, Craig Hall was honored with the Small Businessman of the Year award from the Greater Holland Chamber of Commerce, in 2003 as one of the Top 20 Logistic Professionals in the country, Purdue University’s Outstanding Industrial Engineer 2010, and Thought Leader in Entrepreneurship 2011 Business Review West Michigan,
He and his wife Karen reside in Holland, Michigan. They have two grown children also trying to make a difference in the world.