Founder and CEO Craig Lehmann became the brains behind this operation thanks to more than 20 years' experience in business management, sales, and marketing. Before becoming the Craig in CraigMichaels, he was Managing Director for a leading International recruitment company and as an Executive Director for a leading international business event company where he increased revenues from $3 million to $20 million per year. He gained sales and marketing management experience while working with Fortune 1000 companies in Africa, Europe and Asia. Craig received his Bachelor's Degree of Commerce in Management and his Master's Degree of Commerce from the University Of South Africa (UNISA). He is also a member of the U.S Chamber of Commerce, the Human Capital Institute, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, the Society of Independent Show Organizers, Meeting Professionals International, the Inc. Business Owners Council and the South African Chamber of Commerce America. Can you see a trend here? As a man of the world, Craig is no stranger to some of the greatest travel destinations in the world. Some of his favorite destinations include the South of France, Italy, Australia, and South Africa.
Michael McCarthy is exhausted… in a good way. When not wrangling his sales teams during the week, or traveling to promote the company, he’s busy enjoying his greatest role as super dad. With more than 18 years’ experience in sales and business development, he has lead all sales efforts for CraigMichaels over the last nine years. Prior to that, his work in the financial services industry as both Vice President and Regional Sales Director helped to shape his approach to business, and perspective on client relationship management. Since joining the team, Mike has fostered a talented crew and piloted the company’s rapid growth, all the while injecting his own brand of affable wit into each day.
During college basketball season you can find him cheering for UConn, his alma mater, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
Michael Owens is a native New Yorker with the energy and ambition to match. His diverse background in market research, event production, and sales have afforded him the position as resident idea man at CraigMichaels. Michael has been responsible for the creation and production of over four dozen successful summits that have led the company into numerous new market sectors. Our flagship event, the Sustainable Operations Summit, was created by Michael to bring together leaders in both the public and private sectors to find profitable solutions to climate change. With a degree in Communications from Hofstra University, Michael’s expertise also manifests itself throughout all CraigMichaels marketing, branding and PR campaigns. In addition to Hofstra, he also studied abroad at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he studied Irish History and found a soft spot for “the black stuff”.
Michael is an extremely opinionated music fan. Interested in what he is currently listening to? Check out his LastFM page.
Resident Aussie, June McCarthy has over 17 years' experience in marketing, project consulting, conference production, and operations management. A born jet-setter, June gained an international education early in her career working in cities including Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Barbados, and numerous locations within the U.S. While racking up some serious frequent flier miles, she became intimately familiar with cross-cultural business operations and the true meaning of customer service -- which is why she is the glue that holds the operation together, whether on-site or in the office. When she's not playing mom at 75 Broad, June is home playing dress-up and baking pink-frosted cupcakes (with rainbow sprinkles) with her two mini-me's. June holds a Bachelor's Degree of Commerce and Marketing Management, from Murdoch University in Australia. And yes, she has an accent.
Want to attend one of our events? Anthony Matrone is your man! As the leader of the Delegate Division, he's the guy who stocks our 15+ events full of engaged attendees. He has more than 17 years' experience in sales and marketing strategies in IT, telecommunications, healthcare and education. Under his guidance, the Delegate Division has more than doubled in the last year as our event offering grows and seats keep selling out! And in 2011 he celebrated his life's greatest milestone when he became the proud papa of twins! The eternal motivator, Anthony is always good for a cheesy movie quote or two: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a present. That is why it is called the 'present.'" - Kung Fu Panda (98) Anthony received his Bachelor's Degree from New York University. We're always flocking to the kitchen to grab a piece of his greatest form of motivation -- pastries from his favorite Italian bakeries. Just don't call him Tony. Seriously -- I'm warning you.