Dr. Craig S. Fleisher

Chief Analytics Officer and Director, Learning & Development, Aurora WDC

Craig S. Fleisher, Ph.D., is the Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) and Director, Learning & Development for Aurora WDC (Madison, WI), and a Founder and former Vice President of the Council of CI Fellows. For 25+ years, Aurora has been one of the globe’s leading professional service firms focused on helping enterprises develop and leverage intelligence. For 30+ years in boardrooms and classrooms, Craig’s innovative ideas, methods, practices and principles are regularly presented, published and validated in dialogues & analyses with accomplished executives from many of the globe’s most respected brands. An internationally acclaimed, peer-reviewed authority and top-cited Google Scholar in several business subjects such as management consulting, non-market strategy & strategic thinking, Dr. Fleisher is a prolific author/editor of 15 books for Pearson, Sage, Prentice Hall, Springer Palgrave, FT Press, and has 200 scholarly papers or chapters published.

Craig is a former SCIP President, President of a national public affairs association (Toronto, ON), Board Chair of the CI Foundation (Washington, DC), Editor-in-Chief/Deputy Editor of international scholarly journals, IABC Life Member and IABS Founding Member. A former 2x endowed university research chair holder, business school dean, MBA program director and tenured Professor, he is/was a member of university faculties and/or advisory boards in AU, CA, CH, FI, NZ, UK, US & ZA. He is the only Canadian Meritorious Award winner in strategy and competitive intelligence and has received numerous honors for his teaching, research, mentoring, and service.