Kris Cravey

Member Since 2022

Kris Cravey

Chief People Officer

Virginia Beach VA Area

Kris Cravey is an accomplished C-Level executive leader with a proven track record of scaling, accelerating, and operating startup, growth stage, and large established companies in the markets they serve. He is passionate about mission-driven organizations, building high performing teams, translating vision into alignment and action, and creating a thriving workplace culture that attracts, retains, and brings out the best in employees. Most recently Kris served as the Chief People Officer at a drone technology startup that quickly turned into a growth stage unicorn. He and his team successfully scaled the company, in partnership with the largest retailer in the world, from 12 to 500+ employees in 38 locations in 12 months - all while building an outstanding company culture. To train these employees and support future scale (up to 1000+ employees per year), they created the first ever commercially accredited drone Flight Academy in partnership with Richard Bland College of William & Mary. Prior to this Kris spent 20 years in clean energy production in multiple, progressive executive leadership roles with Day & Zimmermann and the Atlantic Group. He ran a $100M+ P&L and led operations, business development, strategy, M&A, HR and learning & development teams over the course of his career. He also served for 7 years as a tenured professor and Director of the MBA and MA in Leadership program at Messiah University, teaching courses in innovation & entrepreneurship, business strategy, and leadership. Kris graduated from Regent University with a PhD in Organizational Leadership, an MBA and MA in Practical Theology. He also completed Wharton’s Executive Development Program in Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.


  • Business Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Team Leadership


May 31st, 2023

The way of the Road Runner: Winning time and again in the marketplace

A singular focus on what you’re really good at and passionate about building is the way of the Road Runner and to winning time and again in the marketplace.

May 24th, 2023

20 personal life lessons that build stronger business leaders

Industry experts weigh in on the tips that keep their companies (and mindsets) growing successfully. 

January 27th, 2023

Business leaders: Don’t lose sight of the mission

If you’re focused on how to bring the best of what you have to offer to your customers, success and profit are natural byproducts.

November 7th, 2022

In baseball or business, you don't get credit for runners left on base

Once you adopt a development mindset and make the tenets of the model work for you, you can create an environment that truly works for both you and your employees.