S. Craig Lemasters
Chief Executive Officer
Craig Lemasters, former CEO of a $5B Fortune 500 subsidiary, is an advisor, entrepreneur, investor, and board member with more than two decades of success in executive leadership positions, now dedicated to helping senior leaders get unstuck on the major growth challenges to their businesses.
When Craig took over Atlanta-based Assurant Solutions in 2005, it was a $2 billion purely domestic business focused almost entirely on a dying industry: Credit Insurance. Today, Assurant is a dynamic, high growth, digitally-astute global provider of protection products and other innovative digitally-focused risk management solutions.
Craig’s insistence on frank conversations about knowledge gaps, leading by doing, and output-based strategies, reinvigorated the culture while focusing on growth—both internationally and through new businesses, expanding from a solely B2B to include B2C business and establishing Assurant in 25 new markets around the world.
Craig continues to build on his leadership philosophy as CEO of GXG, a learning firm that facilitates strategic conversations between experts and clients to help them get unstuck and accelerate change in their organizations. He is passionate about the application of operator-based learning in advisory boards, leadership training, and especially succession readiness. Craig speaks for a wide variety of industry and leadership audiences and facilitates conversations to solve real problems around the world.