About Craig Hazel
Craig is an experienced financial and business manager with over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting and nearly 14 years of experience as CFO in the manufacturing and hospitality industries. He has had a broad range of management experience being involved in all aspects of business strategic planning and development of business systems infrastructure with both small business and multinational public corporations.
Craig is highly experienced in Mergers and Acquisitions and is a Certified M&A Advisor. Additionally Craig assists clients in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, cash management, debt reduction, profit improvement, contract negotiations, municipal relationships, labor negotiations and shareholder/owner value improvement. As a CFO, Craig has managed internal and external audit processes, risk management, information technology and human resource departments along with all finance and strategic planning activities. Craig has worked as an independent advisor for many small and mid-size businesses providing advice on growth and profitability issues as well as positioning the company for successful succession or sale. He has significant experience in analysis and strategic implementation of the Affordable Care Act requirements.
Craig received a B.S. in Accounting from Auburn University in 1988 and received his CPA in 1990. He served as treasurer and was on the executive board of directors of a large local Chamber of Commerce. Craig was a founding member of Christmas in April – Atlanta, a non-profit which rebuilds homes for elderly, disabled and disadvantaged homeowners in the City of Atlanta. Craig is a private pilot and enjoys hiking, mountain climbing and tennis. Craig resides in Petaluma with his wife of 17 years and two daughters.
- Auburn University
Certificates & Licenses:
- BS Accounting \’88, CPA (Georgia) \’88, Private pilot VFR \’90