Craig S. Fleisher, Ph.D., is the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) @Aurora WDC (Madison, WI), which since 1995 has established itself as one of the globe's leading professional service firms specializing in intelligence fields. He is focused on how to enhance and lead insight-related activities; developing innovative, strategic sense-making/-giving capabilities, culture and processes in organizations that result in superior data/info analysis, actionable decisions & market/stakeholder success. For over 25 years in classrooms and boardrooms, his ideas, methods, and principles are regularly presented and validated in dialogues & analyses with top students as well as accomplished executives around the globe. Among the top-cited Google Scholars in a handful of subjects, Craig has been quoted in prominent intl. business media and shared with associations, public agencies, think tanks & some of the globe's most respected brands including advising, among others, 3M, Bell, BHP, CIBC, EDS, Esso, GE, GM, IBM, J&J, Labatt, Levi Strauss, Merck, P&G and Suncor Energy.
A prolific author/editor of 13 published books and over a hundred scholarly papers, Dr. Fleisher is a former President & board member of the international association of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence (CI) Professionals (SCIP), Chair & board member of the CI Foundation (Washington, DC), President of a Canadian public affairs association, Editor of the Journal of CI & Management, Co-Editor of the Intl. Handbook of Corporate and Public Affairs, SCIP Meritorious Award winner and Intl. Assn. of CI Fellow. A former MBA director, business school dean, and 2x endowed university research chair holder, he is/was a member of university faculties and/or advisory boards in the US, CA, AU, CH, FI, NZ, UK + ZA. The recipient of numerous awards for teaching, research, mentoring and service, he has facilitated successful workshops or keynoted meetings globally, and supervised/supported dozens of graduate theses.
Specialties: competitive intelligence, business analysis, performance management, corporate public affairs, corporate communication, economic development, measurement and evaluation