President, co-owner, and training instructor
Dan Smith is the architect behind the Capsim simulation library. He began writing business simulations as an MBA student to hone his own learning and subsequently published the results. These simulations served as the starting point for the Capsim library.
Dan brings more than 20 years of experience in building and using interactive business models to leading business schools that include the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University; and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University. Day-to-day, he leads a team of business and learning specialists in continually enhancing and adding to the tools that help instructors deliver powerful learning experiences. He also conducts train-the-trainer seminars to help instructors build their skills in enriching classroom and online experiences for today’s savvy learners.
Before founding Capsim, Dan taught executive-level business management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he also earned his MBA in management. He continues to serve as visiting professor at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University.
CEO, co-owner, and training instructor
Craig Watters worked with Dan Smith to build the Capsim simulation prototypes while also a student at the Kellogg School of Management. Craig has more than 25 years of experience using modeling and simulations in the development and delivery of executive education programs.
Craig works with the Capsim team of instructors to tailor the simulations and learning experiences to meet the needs of corporate audiences. He works with executives, managers and supervisors at General Electric, Samsung, Allstate, Caterpillar, Discovery Europe and more to create dynamic face-to-face and Internet-based learning experiences.
Craig has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently adjunct professor in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University. He received his MBA in finance and decision sciences from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in finance and decision sciences and his PhD in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.