Jonathan Kraft is the President of the Kraft Group which is comprised of companies in sports and entertainment, the paper and packaging industry, real estate, and private equity investing. He oversees the day-to-day operations of each company including Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots, and the New England Revolution.
Kraft was integral in the founding of Major League Soccer (MLS), including contributing to the drafting of the original operating agreement, and helped grow the league with the Revolution as one of the league’s inaugural clubs. He remains the only member of the MLS Board of Governors to serve since the league’s launch in 1995. With Kraft’s leadership and influence, the MLS selected Foxboro Stadium in New England to host the inaugural MLS Cup in 1996. Since then, the Kraft family has hosted multiple championship games in Foxborough including the 2002 MLS Cup which featured the Revolution and drew a record crowd of 66,000 people.
The Revolution have made appearances in five MLS Cup finals. The club won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championship in 2007 and the international North American SuperLiga Championship in 2008. In 2021, the Revolution won the Supporters’ Shield title with an MLS-record 73 regular season points.
Kraft serves on multiple MLS executive committees, including the Business Ventures Committee of which he is Chair, the Advisory Finance Committee, the Media Committee, the Labor Committee, and the Expansion Committee.
A graduate of Williams College, Kraft is a Trustee Emeritus. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he currently serves on the Dean's Board of Advisors. Kraft has served on the Board of Trustees of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2010 and was named chair in 2019. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Paper + Packaging Board. He is also on the board of trustees for Belmont Hill School and Dexter Southfield. Additionally, Kraft is a member of the M.I.T. School of Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, board member for Mass General Brigham and sits on the advisory board for the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.