Bill Kraus, Managing Director

Bill joined Arlington in 2017 as a Managing Director to further strengthen the firm’s restaurant industry and debt capital markets capabilities. Prior to joining Arlington, Bill was a Managing Director with Antares Capital, a leading provider of financing solutions for middle market, private equity-backed companies where he managed numerous West Coast private equity relationships. Prior to Antares, Bill spent 20 years with GE Capital, culminating with a 10 year role as Senior Managing Director with GE Capital Franchise Finance in Scottsdale, AZ where he specialized in leveraged finance transactions for private equity-owned restaurant businesses.

 

Prior to GE Capital Franchise Finance, Bill was Managing Director with GE Sponsor Finance in New York, where he managed relationships with numerous private equity firms, and a Managing Director with GE Equity in Stamford, CT where he led investments in the transportation/industrial sectors and served on the Boards of Keystone Automotive, Truck-Lite, Universal Technical Institute, Abra Auto Body, Intirion Corp. and others.

 

Bill holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and resides in Scottsdale with his wife and four children.

 

Bill holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 licenses.