Craig Hall is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, vintner, art collector and philanthropist. He formed HALL Group in 1968 at age 18 with $4,000 saved from small ventures that began at age 10. Today, HALL Group's diversified business interests include active operations in commercial real estate ownership, development and management, structured financial lending, winemaking and early-stage investments in promising startups.
Hall actively supports new entrepreneurs, nurtures young startups and often speaks publicly about the importance of encouraging entrepreneurship worldwide. Together with his wife Kathryn Hall, he funded the Fulbright - Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship to teach entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe. Hall also founded the Dallas Regional Office of NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship). He is the author of seven published books, including his most recent, BOOM: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups, which was published on May 14, 2019.
An avid supporter of the arts, Craig Hall believes that art nurtures and enriches quality of life and should be made easily accessible to everyone. This belief contributed to the vision behind the Texas Sculpture Garden - the largest private collection of Texas sculpture made available to the public - at HALL Park in Frisco, and the Texas Sculpture Walk at HALL Arts in the Dallas Arts District. He worked with Patricia Meadows to curate the collections. The newly opened HALL Arts Hotel in the Dallas Arts District features a vast collection of custom-commissioned international artworks curated by Virginia Shore, and the rooms feature a collection of local photography curated by Meadows. Art can be found throughout all of Halls properties, and his Napa Valley wineries also feature an expansive collection of international art.