Craig Bliss is a Partner and Practice Lead at Exusia, Inc. As a Partner, he is responsible for oversight of the firm’s global business interests and is head of client sales and delivery for the Americas. As a Practice Lead, Craig founded Exusia’s Data Governance and Data Quality practices where he has led the definition of client solutions and continues to be responsible for delivery oversight and quality assurance across client business verticals and accounts. Craig’s talent for complex program and project leadership has been essential to the rapid growth of Exusia as the organization has grown by 30x since Craig join the firm in 2012. Today, Craig continues to leverage his skills in global delivery management, facilitation, communication and team-building to meet every client challenge and support the company’s growth in big data and analytics.
With over 25 years of experience as a hands-on solution architect and program manager, Craig has delivered a wide range of information-centric solutions. He utilizes his leadership skills in all phases of the development life cycle, including system and data architecture, design, implementation, and testing. His experience spans multiple industries and business units, including front/ middle/ back office operations for institutional banking, wealth management, health and life sciences, and third-party logistics. Previous clients include Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, NYSE, Barclays, PaineWebber, Bankers Trust, UBS, Pfizer, and UPS.
Prior to Exusia, Craig was a Practice Lead at Knowledgent with responsibilities for sales and sales support, account, engagement, and program management. In this role, he managed the firm’s largest account across 5 project teams while maintaining a high level of utilization. As a Senior Principal for Knightsbridge/HP, Craig was responsible for multiple accounts and engagements with a direct revenue base greater than $13MM USD, managing 12 concurrent project teams composed of as many as 150 people on and off shore. Craig was also a founder and Principal of Cagent Corp, a consulting firm specializing in information delivery architectures.
Craig has a B.A. in in Biology from Hartwick College and a M.S. in Computer Science from Pace University. He has over 15 years of experience with Data Governance, Data Quality, and Master Data disciplines.
In Craig’s free time he enjoys golf, home improvement projects, and driving his kids to practice. He is also involved with the Wounded Warriors Project and Habitat for Humanity as an active volunteer.