President, The Kraft Group
The Kraft Group is a private holding company comprised of companies in the paper and packaging industry, sports and entertainment, real estate, and private equity investing. As President of The Kraft Group, Jonathan Kraft oversees the day to day operations of all the Group’s companies while maintaining a focus on driving the growth and diversification of the Group.
In paper and packaging the Group’s holdings include: Rand-Whitney Container, a manufacturer of corrugated containers; International Forest Products (IFP), a global trader of paper commodities; Rand-Whitney Containerboard and New-Indy Containerboard, manufacturers of 100% high performance recycled linerboard. Together these companies convert, produce and distribute over 5 million tons of paper and pulp annually.
In sports and entertainment the Group’s holdings include the New England Patriots, the National Football League’s 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016 & 2018 Super Bowl Champions; New England Revolution, Major League Soccer’s five-time Eastern Conference Champions; Boston Uprising, a founding member of Overwatch League; Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place, located in Foxborough, Massachusetts and host to over 15 million visitors each year.
The Kraft Group is also involved in a number of real estate developments and holds numerous private equity and early stage venture capital investments.
A graduate of Williams College (1986), Kraft is a Trustee Emeritus and member of the school’s Investment Committee. Additionally, he received his MBA from Harvard Business School (1990) where he currently serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors. Kraft is also on the Board of Trustees for Belmont Hill School, Dexter Southfield, Partners Healthcare and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he serves as Board chair. Furthermore, he is a member of the MIT School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council and the Advisory Board for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.