Brian Kraff

Brian is a co-founder of Market Hardware. He is a member of the ‘club’ of Internet media executives who are tapped into the daily changes of how the internet affects the nation’s small businesses. Brian is a frequent speaker at Tech Industry and Trade Association conferences. He was an integral part of the group of marketing experts who pioneered pay-per-click and pay-per-lead advertising in 1997, and has been at the forefront of getting customers from the Web ever since. Prior to founding Market Hardware, Brian was the founder and CEO of eStudentLoan, the world's largest comparison marketplace for student loans. His role as a Founder and Chairman of 13 Colonies Software (now part of Interwoven/HP/OpenText) was a highlight of his experience in the Enterprise Web Content Management space. Brian has a B.A. from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Brian is at home on the baseball and soccer fields of Bethesda, MD where he enjoyed evenings and weekends assistant coaching his daughter’s soccer team and his son’s Little League team. He is most proud of his accomplishments as an occasional high school baseball ‘summer ball’ first base coach. Brian is gratified to support his wife’s full-time career in the Department of Defense as a Professor in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at Walter Reed/USUHS.