Chief Executive Officer
Barry Kiront is the Chief Executive Officer of Craft Capital Management LLC since 2015. He has been active in the capital markets and working with investors for close to 25 years. His focus is twofold; He is head of investment banking at Craft Capital Management. The investment banking division’s core focus, is raising capital through an established network of home offices and venture capitalists. The other area of concentration is within the wealth management division. This business includes estate and financial planning, family trust development, and retirement planning. Barry received his BS from NY Institute of Technology and his MS from Hofstra University.
Chief Operating Officer
Stephen Kiront is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Craft Capital Management. Stephen has over 28 years in the financial industry. His focus as COO is driving performance measures for the operation, often in the form of supporting the retail, institutional, and investment banking clients. Being the COO, he has the ability to have input throughout all areas of the organization, including strategic planning and execution, corporate management, client development, and customer and network operations.
Craft Capital Management's team is dedicated to growing our business and finding new and better ways to serve you.
Richard is the relationship manager serving as the principal liaison between the firm and its valued clients. Richard builds loyalty through outreach, interaction, and continuous improvement of services. Richard works with leadership to promote the firm’s products and services by spearheading engagement and marketing initiatives. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Richard is a graduate of Princeton University and played 4 years for the Princeton Tigers Basketball team.
Steve Gerst, MD, MBA, MPH, GMP, CHE
Biotech and Medical Device
Steve is the relationship manager for biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Dr. Gerst is a graduate of the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons (M.D.), Columbia College, and Columbia School of Public Health (M.P.H.). He is an Aresty Scholar and Alumnus of the Wharton School of Business and is Board Certified in Medical Management. He began his 40-year career with Premier, Inc. (4,000 member hospitals) and then became AVP of Crawford & Company, Inc. (NYSE), the largest insurance intermediary in the world, before becoming President of Columbia/HCA's (NYSE) PPO Division and then Senior Consultant/Regional Medical Director for what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Dr. Gerst is also on the Faculty of the University of Miami School of Health Sciences and works with the Vice Provost for Innovation
Director of Insurance
Bryan is the Director of Insurance for Craft Capital Management. His expertise focuses on supporting clients and financial professionals with financial strategies incorporating legacy protection. His 24 years of experience blends finance, technology, and business processes for the benefit of the customer experience. Bryan attended New York University and is a native Midwesterner that loves New York.