Robert (Bobby) M. Kraft
Robert (Bobby) M. Kraft is Founder, President & CEO of First Edge Solutions, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In 2003, Mr. Kraft started First Edge Solutions based upon the gap in the market-place to respond to the need for faster, more customized communications using a combination of Technology and Digital Manufacturing Solutions. The company has grown rapidly including during the current economic recession. For 2011 and 2012, First Edge Solutions was an Inc. 5000 award recipient, named as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.
First Edge Solutions has positioned itself to be a leader in Print, Document Management, & Multi-Channel Marketing Communications (Web, Social Media, email, Direct Mail, Fulfillment, & Distribution). First Edge Solutions has become a respected national Digital Print Communication firms with plants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Phoenix, Arizona, and Atlanta, Georgia. As a result, the company has been elevated to status as a category leader in technology based multi-channel communications.
Paramount to the strong growth and future positioning has been the ability of First Edge Solutions to write its own software that manages client engagements as well as critical throughput.
Mr. Kraft had the distinct honor of serving as a panelist for President George W. Bush’s Strengthening Social Security forum which a one hour nationally televised forum on May 19, 2005. This opportunity included a one hour private meeting with President Bush as well.
Mr. Kraft serves on the board of the CEO’s of Growing Businesses and the CEO Roundtable of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce. He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur’s Council, an invite-only membership organization comprised of hundreds of the world’s most elite and successful young entrepreneurs.
In 2012, Mr. Kraft was awarded the 40 under 40 award for the Greater Milwaukee Area.
Mr. Kraft recently accepted the position to Co-Chair U.S Senator Ron Johnson’s Finance Team for his 2016 re-election.
Most recently, January 3, 2013, Mr. Kraft was featured on Fox Business Channel to speak on behalf of the Fiscal Cliff and its impact on the small business sector.
Mr. Kraft earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio graduating in 2000. He was an All Conference Running Back, Kick and Punt Returner gaining National Accolades.