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Bernard Kossar '53, '55 J.D. (LAW)

Bernard Kossar '53, '55 J.D. (LAW)

President (retired)
Millenium Partners LLC

Bernie Kossar, a classic entrepreneur, built a reputation as a brilliant deal master in creating companies and taking them public for the past 30 years. His model was, “Create a niche, build up an area of concentration outside the ‘majors,’ and wait to be bought out.” Kossar practiced law during his service in the Marine Corps, trained as a tax attorney, and was a lawyer in New York City until 1965, when he started in retail as a corporate counsel. His retail career was launched in the early 1980s with chemicals conglomerate, W.R. Grace, where he oversaw its eight operating retail companies and also headed the organization of HomeQuarters Warehouse Inc. His next venture, with Grace as a minority partner, was in creating OfficeWarehouse Inc.

In 1995, he established Millennium Partners LLC as a private investment partnership. His corporate board involvements have included Nature’s Elements Intl. (Nature’s Way stores), Greatbanc Inc. (bank holding company), Netmatics Inc., Augme Technologies, AudioEye and Cereus Technology Partners.