Vice President & Managing Partner
Craig T. Ridgley is the VP and managing partner with the Trade Compliance Group, where he performs trade compliance assessments and develops client compliance programs under the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Craig also conducts client compliance and business process improvement analyses to reduce costs and promote risk mitigation.
Prior to consulting for the Trade Compliance Group, Craig T. Ridgley was the Senior Manager, Global Trade Compliance for Symantec Corporation where he directed the classification of the 1000+ Symantec encryption products. Additionally, he was responsible for obtaining all of the import and/or export authorizations for these encryption items for all of the foreign countries in which Symantec conducted business.
Prior to Symantec, Craig was the Global Trade Compliance Manager and Empowered Offical for Flextronics, Inc, responsible for the trade compliance programs of over 200 Flextronics facilities around the globe. Before coming to Flextronics, Craig was the North American Manager for Export Compliance for the Managed Services Organization of JP Morgan Chase. In this role, Craig directed the export compliance teams for such Fortune 500 companies as Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Avaya, GE, and others. Before taking on this role, Craig was a Senior Consultant with the JP Morgan Chase Trade Management Consulting Group.
Craig graduated with Honors from California State University with a B.A. in English Literature.