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Michael Kraus

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Michael Kraus is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Expak Logistics, a national provider of routed distribution, warehousing, and fulfillment services.  Expak Logistics provides supply chain services to numerous Fortune 1000 clients across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, auto parts, financial services, government, and consumer products.

Mr. Kraus began his career with the New York based private equity firm, Chancery Lane Capital, and Chancery’s principal investment vehicle, Big Flower Holdings. Following the sale of Big Flower in 1999, Mr. Kraus joined Moore Corporation in 2000 as a chief architect of Chancery’s PIPE Investment. He helped engineer the sale of Moore’s successor, Moore Wallace, to RR Donnelley & Sons Company, creating an almost $11 billion global printing and business services company.  At RR Donnelley, Mr. Kraus was responsible for strategic transactions with particular focus on the company’s Logistics, European and Asian operations.

Subsequently, Mr. Kraus became the Managing Member of Krest Capital, a Los Angeles-based private investment and advisory firm, as well as a Principal with OpenGate Capital, a global private investment firm. While in these roles, Mr. Kraus completed numerous investments and operational turnarounds across a variety of industries, including paper, packaging, food and beverage, and supply chain operations.

Mr. Kraus holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Bucknell University.