Craig Thompson, CPA, CIA, CFSA, MBA

About Craig

Craig is a highly accomplished business executive combining over 25 years of public accounting, private industry, and nonprofit experience with a Master of Business Administration Degree and three sought-after professional accounting and auditing certifications. A trusted advisor to his clients, Craig applies his strong strategic planning skills and in-depth knowledge of internal auditing and risk management to plan and execute projects that consistently result in positive organizational change, operational excellence, and sustainable improvements.

Serving in key positions with Big Four professional services firm KPMG, a high-tech start-up financed with venture capital, a global research and development organization, a Fortune 100 insurance and financial services company, and a super-regional property-casualty and life insurance carrier, Craig has extensive expertise in multiple industries. He excels as a leader guiding enterprises in their efforts to successfully manage corporate and data governance, fraud detection, control assessment, risk mitigation, business continuity, disaster recovery, and financial integrity.

Craig has significant experience in financial analysis, planning, and reporting, acquisition and divestiture strategies, consolidation and SEC accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Model Audit Rule, and specialized regulatory compliance methodologies. From pre-implementation planning to post-implementation testing, he understands how to optimize the benefits of an enterprise’s complex internal and external financial reporting systems, while minimizing the security and compliance risks inherent in information technology.

Holding many senior management positions during his progressive career, Craig has a proven track record of developing staff to peak levels of performance, while empowering business leaders and investors with relevant and reliable information for informed decision-making.

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

Industry Experience

Advertising, Distribution, Employee Benefit Plans, Financial Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Research & Development, Retail


  • Franklin University, Master of Business Administration
  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics


  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant - Ohio
  • CIA – Certified Internal Auditor
  • CFSA – Certified Financial Services Auditor

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • International Compliance Professionals Association
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors

On a Lighter Note

Have you ever participated in a physically or mentally challenging activity?
Yes, I’ve completed four Ironman triathlons and over 20 half Ironman triathlons.

What was your first car?
My first car was a Ford Pinto. I installed a nice cassette player, big speakers, and Cragar mags. In the end, the stereo and wheels were worth more than the car itself.

Is there a cause you care about and support?
I’m very active in promoting heart disease awareness and healthy heart information. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States, but many people still have misconceptions about what causes heart disease. My hope is the increased attention and education will help prevent cardiovascular disease.