Dax Craig is the co-founder, president and CEO of Valen Analytics, an advanced data and analytics provider for the property and casualty insurance industry. Valen leverages its large consortium data assets to help carriers price insurance policies more accurately and achieve lower loss ratios.
Before founding Valen in 2004, Craig was founder and CEO of Xertex Technologies, a leading provider of antennas for WiFi, in-building wireless and telematics. He led the progress of the company from a concept he developed as an MBA student at the University of Colorado to its eventual acquisition by Centurion Wireless, now part of Laird. At the time of Xertex’s acquisition, Centurion was a global leader in the wireless antenna industry with more than $150 million in annual revenue, seven factories, locations in five countries and more than 1,500 employees.
Craig proceeded to be vice president of global business development at Centurion, where he was directly responsible for global business development including sales, market definition, market segmentation, market research, strategic planning and market development.
Believing in the importance of community involvement, Craig founded the Monticello Foundation, an organization of young professionals that raised money for Denver area children’s charities. He also founded Stay Tuned Colorado, a non-partisan organization that engaged young professionals to become more involved in the process of selecting national political leaders.
He currently serves on the executive advisory board of the University of Tulsa’s College of Business and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Most recently, Craig was selected as a board member to the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Previously, he has served on the board of several community organizations, including the Denver Opera and the Metro Denver Sports Commission.
Craig graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.