Silicon Valley Executive Craig Elliott joins Autogrow

Entrepreneur and technology expert Craig Elliott has joined global agtech company Autogrow as an Independent Director.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Craig to the Autogrow family and our Board of Directors. His wealth of experience will be an asset to the company as we continue our global expansion,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.

Craig has spent over thirty years working in Silicon Valley, starting with ten years at Apple Computer where he worked for Steve Jobs in the mid 80’s. Before moving to California, he grew up working on a farm and received a degree in agriculture at Iowa State University.

He was founder and CEO of Packeteer, a startup that developed deep packet inspection and application-based networking, which he took public on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Craig also founded Pertino which built the first cloud based, global business network and sold in 2015 to Cradlepoint.

“I was very impressed with Autogrow when Darryn first approached me. I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and watching how technology can truly change the way crops are grown is incredibly exciting. What Autogrow has achieved in the past two years has been disruptive for the industry and it’s just getting started,” says Craig.

Craig is currently a Director of Magic Memories based out of Queenstown and Enable Networks based out of Christchurch. Craig also independently consults with companies looking to develop their technical and global expansion strategies.

His corporate board and governance experience extends to the U.S. and New Zealand and he has just completed five years on the boards of Xero and San Francisco IT development hub, The Kiwi Landing Pad. He and his family have just received their permanent residency in New Zealand and live part time in Wanaka and part time in California.