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Andrew Craig III

Managing Director
RiverVest Venture Partners (St. Louis, MO)


Andy Craig brings extensive banking experience and exceptional corporate leadership and management expertise to RiverVest, where he is a co-founder and former managing director. Mr. Craig was formerly the president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Boatmen's Bancshares. During his tenure, the bank grew from less than $500 million in market capitalization to become the leading regional bank in the central Midwest, acquired by NationsBank for $9.7 billion. He then became chairman of NationsBank until its acquisition of Bank of America.


Andy Craig received his undergraduate education at Cornell University and the University of Buffalo and graduate training in banking at Rutgers University and Columbia University.

Board Affiliations

He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Council for Washington University's Olin School of Business, the National Council for Washington University's School of Medicine, and is trustee emeritus of Washington University. Previously he has served on numerous corporate, government, and private boards of directors, including the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve, Anheuser-Busch Companies, BJC Health System, Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V., Laclede Gas Company, Petrolite, and the American Bankers Association. Mr. Craig was named St. Louis Man of the Year in 1995 and has been deeply involved in the community, including serving as chairman of the recent $500 million capital campaign for the Washington University School of Medicine.