Craig Belanger is a senior partner at BCE Consulting. For over 20 years he has provided support to Global 500, middle market, private equity, and venture clients as a strategic advisor. He has experience in core and adjacent market strategy development, market analysis, customer and competitor assessment, M&A support, business capture, and organizational design/change management.
Currently, Craig has global responsibility for the firm’s A&D and private equity relationships. He is co-managing director of BCE’s Technology & Industrials division’s defense sector and is BCE UK executive chairman. Additionally, he leads growth and operational strategy and organizational design/change management engagements for clients across Technology & Industrials commercial and defense sectors, which in addition to supporting A&D clients allows him to work with automotive, manufacturing, network & compute, telecommunications, materials, energy, building systems, and industrial technologies clients. He is a member of the firm’s management committee.
Craig served as managing director of BCE’s Technology & Industrials division from 2017 through 2022. During that time, he was the firm’s managing partner as well with responsibility for firm operations and human resources.
Prior to founding BCE Consulting, Craig led the Defense & Industrials practice group at The Beacon Group, which served Fortune 500 clients across aerospace, defense, government, manufacturing, automotive, and energy verticals. Craig led client relationships with many leading Aerospace & Defense industry players. Additionally, Craig served as the firm’s COO, responsible for making sure the senior team had the resources needed to successfully sell and deliver engagements.
Craig has written and spoken on a variety of national security, commercial aerospace, and manufacturing topics. He is active on several charitable boards in New England and is a former candidate for political office. Currently, he serves as the president of the Winter Foundation, a non-profit operating a summer basketball camp in Maine, and serving campers regardless of financial ability to pay. He is also the former moderator of Woodfords Congregational Church, U.C.C., and served on its board of directors for over a decade.
Craig earned an MA in History from the University of San Diego and a BA with distinction in Government from Colby College.