Entrepreneurship Founders

Craig W. Earnshaw

Craig W. Earnshaw

Membership Information:

Member Status: Platinum
Current Position: Board Member
Member Since: 1998


Job Title: Adjunct Professor, Marriott School of Management
Company: Brigham Young University


  • Company Operation Management
  • Software Development


Craig is the founder of LifeLink Corporation. He is a 1977 graduate of BYU in Computer Science and received his CLU (1981) and ChFC (1983) professional designations. In 1978 he founded LifeLink Corporation to provide advanced sales life insurance proposal systems to financial professionals. Craig sold the company in 2004 and currently works as a Startup Investor. Church service includes mission president of the Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission (2003-06), Church service missionary teaching entrepreneurship at BYU-Hawaii (2009-10, 2015-16), high counselor, and YSA ward bishop. His interests include running, basketball, skiing, backpacking, and mountain climbing. He has summited three of the Seven Summits: Aconcagua (1996), Elbrus (2000), and Kilimanjaro (2000). He also did three climbs on Mt. McKinley and has climbed the Grand Teton and Devils Tower. Craig's experience includes software development and general company operations with an emphasis on business model development and rapid deployment.