Craig Donato is president and chief executive officer of Grand Central. Craig brings extensive experience in driving corporate strategy and initiatives; establishing strategic relationships and leading successful acquisitions; developing brands and extending market share using both traditional and direct marketing practices to the organization. His background constitutes a unique mix of Internet services management, enterprise software product development, and systems integration.
Prior to joining Grand Central, Craig was a senior vice president at Excite@Home where he oversaw three of Excite's five business units: Search & Directory Services, which contained Excite's flagship products and delivered the largest share of Excite's revenue; Communication Services, which drove user growth across the site; and Client Services, which developed the company's next generation client platform. In addition, Craig oversaw the Network Programming organization that managed the brand and standards across all five business units. He previously served as Excite's vice president of product marketing and database marketing.
Prior to his tenure at Excite, Craig led product marketing efforts for Gupta Corporation's database products. Gupta, later renamed Centurasoft, provides development tools for PCs and mobile devices. He started his career at SRA Corporation, a large systems integration and professional services firm, where he was a director of systems development.
Craig holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.