Howie Kra is a highly energetic and dynamic entrepreneur who has been driving revenue and providing sales leadership for more than 20 years. As Chief Business Development Officer at Arise Bioscience, he is responsible for growing sales across all product lines and exploring new business development opportunities. Through his extensive professional and personal experience, which ranges from start-up companies to private investment firms, Howie provides thought leadership and subject matter expertise across a wide variety of industries. Howie is known for his spirit of resilience and his consistent ability to navigate challenges (including being run over by a bus), connect with customers, and consistently exceed business goals and quotas. For decades, Howie was one of Wall Streets leading wealth management producers at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. This experience included being named a Chairman’s Club member every year, which represents the top one percent of the industry. As Founder of KraConsults, he created and served as managing director of an investment firm that provided private financing for early stage start-ups as well as cash-flowing real estate opportunities. Howie Kra holds a BA in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Maryland.