Gary Kraut

Chairman - Future First USA

Gary A. Kraut started G.A. Kraut Company Inc. in 1969 and retired from the firm 47 years later.  He served as president the entire time.  G. A. Kraut Company was a pioneer in the investor relations counseling business.  It served mainly Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Europe and Asia.

In the commercial world, Mr. Kraut co-founded GovernanceMetrics, now part of MSCI World, and became a founding investor in, Rain King and Titanhouse.

In academia, he is founder of the Professors’ Fund and the Global Impact Research Fund, both at Boston University.

In the non-profit sphere, he is currently Chairman of Future First USA and of Impact Young Lives Foundation.  He has served as a board member of The National Investor Relations Institute, Greater Bridgeport Community Development Corporation, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, World Affairs Forum (Stamford, CT), and Conyers Farm Corporation.  He has been an advisor to Do and Action for Bridgeport Community Development Corporation.

He lives with his wife in San Diego, CA.