Craig Wietz, President of First Rate, has been an integral part of the company since 1995. In this role, he oversees all the business lines, the functions that develop and maintain client relationships, as well as strategic planning and the groups responsible for internal operations. Prior to his current role, Wietz was responsible for the Service Bureau business line and has contributed strategic insights into statement processing, third-party data aggregation, model portfolios and benchmark services for First Rate. Prior to joining First Rate, Wietz honed his operations and software development expertise at National FSI and SEI. Starting in 1988 as a performance analyst, Wietz served in many roles culminating in managing SEI’s Service Bureau department. From there he moved to oversee multiple custom programming teams.
Wietz is a University of North Texas graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration. He primarily serves the community through various ministries in his church, serving as an officer in Knights of Columbus, being an advocate for children through CASA of Tarrant County and serving on the board of the Arlington Alliance for Youth.