Since 1996, Dr. Kraten has served as co-founder and President of Enterprise Management Corporation, a consulting firm with centers of excellence in negotiation, entrepreneurship, and social policy. Since 2010, he has also served on the faculty of the School of Business at Providence College.
Prior to co-founding EMC, Dr. Kraten was a management consulting partner in the New York City offices of BDO Seidman. He previously worked for 8 years in the auditing, accounting, and consulting divisions of Deloitte & Touche, and previously taught at Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Kraten frequently presents business seminars to executives and managers at a wide variety of institutions. For instance, since early 2007, he has delivered training sessions at Manulife / John Hancock Financial Services and for the Iraqi Oil Ministry. He has also presented his work at Johns Hopkins University, for the University of Maastricht, and for the Cracow University of Economics. At the present time, Dr. Kraten is presenting Continuing Education courses in collaboration with the Maryland Association of CPAs in an online virtual reality medium called Second Life. He is the founder of an internet based professional social network known as the Virtual Reality Business Network.
Dr. Kraten earned his PhD in management accounting from the University of Connecticut. He also earned an MPPM degree in public and private management from Yale University, and a BBA degree in public accounting from Baruch College (CUNY).