Mr. Robert Hurwitz is the Co-Founder and General Partner of Coral Group. Previously, he was the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of OfficeMax. During his tenure at Office Max, Mr. Hurwitz directed the acquisition of three companies and successfully led the company’s merger with Kmart. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee at Edgewater Capital Partners.

Mr. Hurwitz currently serves as a Board Advisor to several early stage companies. He was elected a Director of the Company in May 1999. In November 1999, Mr. Hurwitz was appointed the Chairman of the Board. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Chairman and Co-Founder of HomePlace Stores, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Hurwitz was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at HomePlace Holdings, Inc. From 1998 to 1994, he was the Chairman and the Co-Founder of OfficeMax, Inc. Prior to 1988, Mr. Hurwitz served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Professional Housewares Distributors, Inc., which he co-founded in 1977. He is active in several charitable foundations as either a trustee or Board Member. Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate from the Bernard Baruch School of Business, City University, New York.