Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Al Biernat’s North
5251 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254 (map)
"How the Finance Function Can Influence the Organization's Strategic Direction"
Craig Storey, Chief Financial Officer, VARIDESK
As CFO of VARIDESK, Craig Storey’s goal is to create an efficient and productive environment – with a healthy bottom line – to further the company’s mission of creating Active Workspaces.
Craig oversees the Accounting, Finance, International, and Education teams for VARIDESK. Since joining the company in 2014, Craig has refined the company’s logistics and opened new lines of distribution – both vital to enhancing the customer experience. During Craig’s tenure, the Dallas-area company has grown to more than 275 employees in just five years. VARIDESK also won SMU’s Dallas 100 Entrepreneur award in 2016, and its founders were honored with EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2017. In 2018, Craig was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as the Upper Middle Market CFO of the year, and in 2019 he was selected as a finalist for D CEO magazine’s Financial Executive Awards. Prior to VARIDESK, Craig served as a financial and operational executive for several companies, including Heelys, Mattel and Radica Games. In 2007, he co-founded Sprig Toys, a green toy company for preschoolers. He is a CPA and graduated from Arizona State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.