Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The St. James
Craig leads the strategic vision for The St. James overseeing overall business health and growth, new product launches, company expansion, and strategic partnerships. Craig is also the Co‐Founder and Managing Partner of The St. James Group, where he focuses on investments in sports, wellness, entertainment, technology, and real estate.
Prior to founding The St. James, Craig was Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel at Smithfield Foods, a Fortune 250 global food business, and the world’s largest pork processor. There, Craig focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and was the general counsel to multiple operating subsidiaries.
Before joining Smithfield, he was a senior lawyer at McGuire Woods LLP focusing on mergers and acquisitions and international project finance. Craig began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable James Spencer, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Craig earned a BBA from the College of William & Mary as well as his Juris Doctor from the William & Mary School of Law where he was a recipient of the TC Clarke Scholarship, the Law Foundation Scholarship and the Thurgood Marshall Humanitarian Award. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.