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Robert W. Kraft

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at FirstPathway Partners LLC
Overview
Relationships
In The News
Paths
Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Political Donations
Investments

Robert W. Kraft

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at FirstPathway Partners LLC

Overview

Age
66 (Born 1952)
Notable Companies
Immigrant Investors Association, Inc.

DCI Marketing, Inc.

FirstPathway Partners LLC
Board Seats
11
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 990 people.

Relationships See Details


Chief Financial Officer at FirstPathway Partners LLC

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at FirstPathway Partners LLC

Partner at FirstPathway Partners LLC

Executive Chairman at China Investment Fund International Holdings Ltd.

General Counsel at FirstPathway Partners LLC

Chief Information Officer at Quad/Graphics, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at WEC Energy Group, Inc.

Partner at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Vice Chairperson at La Causa, Inc.

Former General Counsel, North & South America at GE Medical Systems, Inc.
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Milwaukee Business Journal
July 18, 2017
PRWeb
May 8, 2017
PR Newswire
February 23, 2017
Milwaukee Business Journal
December 4, 2015
Milwaukee Business Journal
October 19, 2015
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Educational Background

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Major 
John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university providing programs of study in the liberal arts, sciences, and business at the undergraduate level and in selected areas at the master’s level. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business, which both include graduate programs. John Carroll operates on a semester calendar, with two 15-week semesters and three summer sessions.

Career History

President
2017 - Current
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current
Founder
2007 - Current
President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2015
First Edge Solutions delivers multichannel business and marketing communications, and print and document management services. From concept to fulfillment, First Edge has the tools necessary to bring their customers a seamless integration of all of their external digital and print communications.First Edge Solutions was founded in 2003 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to fill a need in the marketplace of personalized multichannel communications. In 2008 they acquired a print communications company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The acquisition brought with it an expansion of multichannel communications into the insurance and educational markets.In early 2011, First Edge Solutions expanded with the creation of its own creative advertising agency to respond to the need in the marketplace for concept development. Their newest division with its own growing team and core competencies is known as FE Agency. The full service agency has expanded their suite of services to include the one-on-one attention their customers may need during the conception stage of complete programs with an emphasis in developing well-organized multichannel campaigns. FE Agency drives a higher efficiency through production rather than working with a traditional agency because it is linked directly with the First Edge Solutions facilities.In addition to their manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee, Phoenix and Atlanta, First Edge Solutions also has sales offices in Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis and New York.
Founder
1994 - Prior
Openfirst LLC provides integrated marketing communications services. It provides strategic planning, system integration, database management, printing, and production and mail management services. The firm serves the automotive, financial, retail, and insurance industries. The company was founded by Robert W. Kraft in 1996 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
President
Prior
DCI Marketing, Inc. provides marketing solutions. The company provides point-of-purchase (POP) display design, product development and marketing services. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
Consultant
Prior
Deluxe Corp. engages in the provision of graphic arts design and check printing services. It operates through the following segments: Small Business Services, Financial Services, and Direct Checks. The Small Business Services segment includes printing of deposit tickets, billing forms, work orders, job proposals, purchase orders, invoices, and personnel forms. Its brands include Deluxe, NEBS, Safeguard, PsPrint, Hostopia, Aplus.net, Inkhead, Payce, PAYweb, Logo Mojo and VerticalResponse. The Financial Services segment offers consulting and marketing solutions, loyalty programs, credit union dashboard, and identity theft services. The Direct Checks segment produces business and email able checks. Its brands include Checks Unlimited, Designer Checks, Checks.com, Check Gallery, The Styles Check Company, and Artistic Checks. The company as founded by W. R. Hotchkiss in 1915 and is headquartered in Shoreview, MN.
Consultant
Prior
Citicorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. The firm through its subsidiaries provides banking, lending, insurance, investment, and commercial banking services. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Consultant
Prior
Menasha Corp. offers packaging, logistics and marketing services. The firm's services include plastic reusable packaging systems, labels, cartons, inserts and printed packaging services. The company was founded by Elisha D. Smith in 1849 and is headquartered in Neenah, WI.
Consultant
Prior
Moore Corp. supplies stationery and office products. The company is headquartered in Point Edward, Canada.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
President, Board of Directors
2017 - Current
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2008 - Current
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
2007 - Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Openfirst LLC provides integrated marketing communications services. It provides strategic planning, system integration, database management, printing, and production and mail management services. The firm serves the automotive, financial, retail, and insurance industries. The company was founded by Robert W. Kraft in 1996 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
Board Member
Current
RBP Chemical Technology, Inc. supplies proprietary printing chemicals. Its products include pressroom printing products, electronics chemistry, process chemicals, technical and custom blending products. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.
Director
Current
Pacific Strategies & Assessments (PSA) provides comprehensive and integrated solutions to manage the risks of its clients doing business in Asia. Initially focused on the Philippines, PSA expanded to China in 2004 and today has operational capabilities across the Asia-Pacific region. Specific services which PSA provides include market entry and intelligence, enhanced due diligence, security and crisis management and corruption and fraud prevention.PSA's clients include global financial institutions, oil, gas and extractive companies, manufacturers, power and energy providers, retail and professional service firms.The company was founded in 1999 by Scott Harrison a former officer with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Board Member
Current
Chairman
Prior - 2015
First Edge Solutions delivers multichannel business and marketing communications, and print and document management services. From concept to fulfillment, First Edge has the tools necessary to bring their customers a seamless integration of all of their external digital and print communications.First Edge Solutions was founded in 2003 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to fill a need in the marketplace of personalized multichannel communications. In 2008 they acquired a print communications company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The acquisition brought with it an expansion of multichannel communications into the insurance and educational markets.In early 2011, First Edge Solutions expanded with the creation of its own creative advertising agency to respond to the need in the marketplace for concept development. Their newest division with its own growing team and core competencies is known as FE Agency. The full service agency has expanded their suite of services to include the one-on-one attention their customers may need during the conception stage of complete programs with an emphasis in developing well-organized multichannel campaigns. FE Agency drives a higher efficiency through production rather than working with a traditional agency because it is linked directly with the First Edge Solutions facilities.In addition to their manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee, Phoenix and Atlanta, First Edge Solutions also has sales offices in Chicago, San Diego, St. Louis and New York.
Member, Board of Directors
2009 - 2011
Tri-Tech Holding, Inc. engages in the provision of consulting, engineering, procurement, construction, and technical services. It operates through the Water, Wastewater Treatment, and Municipal Infrastructure; and Industrial Pollution Control and Safety segments. The Water, Wastewater Treatment, and Municipal Infrastructure segment focuses on the municipal water supply and distribution, wastewater treatment, and gray water recycling, through the procurement and construction of proprietary build-transfer processing equipment and processing control systems. The Industrial Pollution Control and Safety segment comprises of zero liquid discharge, multi-effect evaporation, multi-flash evaporation, as well as emissions control, it also focuses on industrial water, wastewater treatment, and seawater desalination for industrial production and pollution control in the petroleum and power industries. The company was founded by Warren Zhou and and Yun Xiang Fan in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Director
Current
THE UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER IS A SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY SERVING FAMILIES FROM MILWAUKEE'S SOUTH SIDE.
Co-Chairman
Prior
ADVOCATE FOR BUSINESS IN THE METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE AREA

Political Donations

$400
2013
Senator from Wisconsin
$1,000
2012
$5,000
2012
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.
$1,000
2012
Representative from Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District
$250
2012
Former Governor of Wisconsin
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Investments

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Openfirst LLC provides integrated marketing communications services. It provides strategic planning, system integration, database management, printing, and production and mail management services. The firm serves the automotive, financial, retail, and insurance industries. The company was founded by Robert W. Kraft in 1996 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

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