Mr. Craig Baker
Founder & CEO, Cigar Break Asset Management
Craig Baker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cigar Break Asset Management. He is a private credit expert. Cigar Break is a specialty finance company with unique expertise in wheelchair accessible vehicles, inventory financing, non-prime auto and real estate finance. Cigar Break provides consistent superior returns because it controls the origination and servicing verticals. Previously, Craig founded Integrated Finance Company, and Mobility Acceptance, (now the verticals of the firm).
Craig has over 25 years of financial management and lending experience. Before creating Cigar Break and its verticals, he worked for Sargent Investors. Sargent Investors was a privately held community bank holding company. Craig ran the auto, and mortgage lending units and the retail branch network. Prior to that, he worked for Ernst and Young in the Boston Massachusetts office.
Craig graduated Cum Laude from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University with a Bachelor Science degree with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance. He also received his MBA from Boston University and has graduated from the Ritz Carlton Leadership program. Craig was a varsity soccer player, appearing in 2 NCAA tournaments. He also trained with Atletico Minero in Belo Horizante, Brazil.
Craig is a member of YPO Virginia Chapter and the AICPA. He is an honorary Board member of the RI Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce and has received numerous civic awards from Progressive Latino, the Alzheimer Society and the Autism Project. He has also served on several civic boards such as the Narraganset Bay Commission and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.