Craig Damos

I work with CEOs and their teams to help identify and seize opportunities for strategic and operational improvements in their businesses – bringing nearly 30 years of board chair, CEO, CFO and consultative change leadership experience to the table.

Maybe your business has plateaued. Maybe you’ve lost a little focus. Maybe there are financial or leadership issues that could benefit from an experienced look by a fresh set of eyes. Working together, I can help put you on the path to new, more profitable growth and success.

The Weitz Company, Des Moines, IA, 2000-2010
A 100% employee-owned general building and industrial contractor with revenue of $1.3 billion; 1,000 salaried and 1,500 hourly employees. Ranked in the top 50 (size) in the U.S., with 31 office locations between Dominican Republic and Guam. Its 155-year history marks it as the oldest construction company west of the Mississippi.

Chairman/CEO/President, 2006-2010
Responsible to lead, plan, execute, and manage the overall strategic direction of the Company.

Vertical Growth Officer, 2004-2006
Planned and led elements of the differentiation strategy, effectively leveraging core competencies to achieve profitability and enhanced growth by accelerating the development of start-up and emerging businesses.

Chief Financial Officer, 2000-2004
Designed and built the organization’s corporate services infrastructure to facilitate growth to annual revenues exceeding $1 billion (attained in 2004).

RSM McGladery, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, 1980-2000
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax, and consulting services.

Senior Vice President — Economic Units, 1999-2000
Responsible for overall leadership and management of 20 Economic Units, a consolidation of 60 offices representing more than 90 percent of the firm’s gross service volume of $350 million.

Managing Partner — West Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA, 1997-1999
Led the West Central Iowa Economic Unit consisting of 175 professionals and supporting staff.

Tax Partner — Consultant, Davenport, IA, 1980-1996
Responsible for tax consulting services to owner-managed entrepreneurial businesses and high wealth individuals, becoming a partner in 1984 after just 4 years with the firm.

B.A. Degree with Distinction — University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Principal Mutual Fund (March 2008-current)
Weis Builders Advisory Board (January 2011-current)

Hardin Construction Advisory Board (July 2010-December 2012)
West Bank (January 2006-February 2008)
American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG) — captive insurance company (2000-2010)

Construction Industry Round Table
Iowa Business Council (March 2009-June 2010)

RSM McGladrey Leadership Development Program (2 years)

Anawim Housing (2002-2006 and 2012-2017); Chairperson (2006)