Craig Fryar

Craig Fryar



Data driven product design and development. BI platform architect. Experienced CDO.
Delivers product, engineering, marketing, monetization and competitive analytics.
Led 140 global Analysts, Data Scientists and Engineers.
Hadoop. AtScale. Tableau.

CDO Club - 2020.
CDO Summit Chairman 2015-2017.
Oracle Big Data Leaders Member.
Data Science Manifesto co-author and signatory.
Big-data SME for Guidepoint and GLG.

Thought-leader in data analytics, project management, org design and staffing and technology innovation.

Defined and deployed data and BI road-maps, process, policies. Recruited analysts, engineers and vendors. Secure global EDW stack capturing 300B+ daily consumer events to inform design, dev, monetization and messaging.

Platform architect from greenfield and legacy reporting to visual, advanced and predictive analytics. Implemented data governance, MDM, uniform ontology, uniform KPIs.

Deployed novel push intelligence for on-demand, ad-hoc analysis. Reduced time to insight, drove 20% revenue increase of$446M, and sustained competitive advantage.

Transitioned from a technology ""Evangelist” at Apple to a data leader in F100 consumer technology companies and startups in hardware, software, biotech, gaming, AI and data analytics.

Raised over $25M in early-stage funding. Angel, VC Partner, C-Suite Advisor. Vetted 3k+ startups.

Empowers innovation through shared vision and efficient execution.
Creates cultures of loyalty, integrity and humble confidence.

Career highlights:
• 12+ years ► Data and analytics executive leadership
• 22+ years ► Startup investing and mentoring
• Design or dev credits on 50+ tech products
• Launched 5 start-ups, 5 company divisions

• Strategic roadmaps + milestone execution
• Efficient product and project management
• Technology evaluation, selection, deployment

Co-author, first 3D multiplayer online game, ""Spectre"" (Mac, PC, iOS).
Co-author, ""Secret History of Macintosh Gaming"" (
Adv. PADI Diver.
Texas Tech.