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Mr. Craig Lien

Contracted Faculty of Practice

Craig Lien’s diverse and productive thirty year career has included owning a department store, Director of Recruiting at a major executive search company, providing marketing, business strategy consulting, and corporate training for businesses and non-profits ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. A lifelong entrepreneur Lien has a special passion for working with emerging growth organizations.  He has been a leading educator in adult cohort based programs for over thirty years at several regional universities.  He has been a full time faculty member at Concordia University, St. Paul since 1999.


  • M.B.A., University of St. Thomas (1985)
  • Haggar/NAMBAC Excellence in Retailing, University of Notre Dame (1982)
  • CRM Certificate – Database Marketing Association (DMA) Orlando, FL (1997)


21st Century “Blue Ocean” Commerce, Sustainability, Personal Effectiveness Development, Ethical Leadership, Entrepreneurship, CRM, Strategic Marketing, Careers 2025

Address: RT 708

Phone: 651-641-8734 Extension 8734

Email: [email protected] (Preferred)