Craig Minner

Summary

Driven to find and provide people with information that is appropriate for their need and situation. Dependable and loyal to a person or project. I am determined to make it work once a commitment is made to complete it. Introspective with a strong desire to learn and integrate new information into my work and life.   

Education

Education
Aug 1987 - May 1988

Masters In Business Adminstration

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
2 Semesters completed toward degree
Aug 1983 - May 1987

BA in Business Management

Greenville College, Greenville IL
Minor in Accounting and Psychology

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Oct 2015

Business Access Consultant

International Mission Board, Richmond VA 
Currently live and work in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Assist people in finding and maintaining long term business access in Southeast Asia Countries. Often this means starting a business or partnering with a national. I assist people in developing and evaluating business concepts that could work in their market.  We develop the concept into a business/financial plan and then create supporting documents as needed (contracts, MOU/MOA, liability release, etc).  I coach them through the process of setting it up in their country.

Each year, our team produces a  world-wide conference for company personnel to attend and network with co-workers.  We have people who come to explore business ideas, learn how to better operate a business, and gather information about non-profits.  I have invested a lot of time in developing this conference and over the past three years i have gained incredible experience in the following areas:
  • conference planning and scheduling
  • curriculum development and implementation
  • event promotion
  • guest logistics
  • conference program and design
  • event logo and branding
  • participant survey before/during/after
Apr 2007 - Sep 2011

Finance

International Mission Board, Richmond VA
Lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Assisted company personnel living in China and surrounding countries with personal and company related finances. Worked in accounting for foreign based companies that the IMB operated.
Feb 2002 - Dec 2006

Designer / Painter

Wall By Design

Worked both part time for fun and full time when needed during this period.  Designed faux and specialty finishes. Consulted with clients and assisted them in choosing appropriate colors and faux designs to enhance their living space. Responsible for all aspects of producing a quality product for the client.

Apr 1996 - Feb 2006

Owner / Operator

Quality Marketing, Inc.  High Point, NC

Consulted with retail companies on customer service and relations with the public. Written and verbal analysis on how well the client’s employees are interacting with consumers. Coordinate all aspects of managing a consulting business including: media relations, accounting, hiring, training, employee supervision, research, written and statistical analysis for clients.

Oct 1991 - Mar 1996

Partner / Operator

Interstate Marketing & Research

Produced written analysis for retail companies on sales  
approach and sales training.

Nov 1990 - Sep 1991

Accounting and Inventory

Ed Kellys, Inc. 

Assisted in overall corporate accounting and maintained inventory records, and produced related reports.

Jan 1990 - Sep 1990

Financial Planner

IDS Financial Services
Analyzed and planned clients' financial future. Trained and
licensed in appropriate areas of personal finances.
Apr 1989 - Dec 1989

Sales Associate 

Ed Kellys, Inc.
Sales of Televisions, Stereos, Appliance, and Car Stereos. 
May 1981 - Jun 1988

Work During High School & College

Various Companies
6/88 - 8/87  Graduate Assistant at UNC-G in Information Systems Management Dept.
5/81 - 8/88 Summer work as professional painter. Self employed.