Craig Guarente

Craig Guarente

CEO, Palisade Compliance

Craig is the CEO and founder of Palisade Compliance. Founded in 2011, Palisade Compliance, is now the leading independent provider of Oracle licensing, contracting, audit defense, and cost reduction services. Palisade Compliance enables businesses to reduce their Oracle costs, stay in compliance, and take back control of their Oracle business relationship. Before founding Palisade, Craig worked at Oracle for over 15 years. Starting as a contract specialist drafting database license contracts, Craig worked his way up the organization until he was Oracle’s Global Vice President of Contracts, Business Practices, and Migrations. In addition to his Global VP role, Craig was also the Global Process Owner for Oracle’s customer audit teams (LMS), a member of Oracle’s CIO advisory board, and Oracle’s representative on the Oracle User Group’s contract and licensing advisory board.

In addition to his work in the software industry, Craig is a thought leader in the areas of contract administration, negotiations, outsourcing, business process reengineering, and contract process automation. He has been an advisor to companies across the globe, helping them optimize and streamline their contracting policies, practices, and tools. Craig has been a featured speaker at conferences for groups such as the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), where he once held a seat on the board of directors, the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA), and the ITAM Review.

Finally, in addition to his work in the Oracle and contracting space, Craig is an active member of his community. He is a board member of the nonprofit group, Courage 2 Connect NJ. Finally, he is a volunteer in his local Meals On Wheels chapter, organizing and delivering meals to those who need assistance.

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