For the past fifteen years Mr. Kossar has been a principal of Millenium Partners, LLC, a private investment partnership. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Kossar was the founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of OW Office Warehouse, which was acquired by the Office Max Division of K-Mart Corporation in 1994.
Previously, he was the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of HQ Home Quarters, which Mr. Kossar purchased from NYSE-listed W.R. Grace and later sold to Hechinger's. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Kossar served as a Senior Vice President in W.R. Grace's retail group, which had eight operating subsidiaries with combined annual sales in excess of $1.5 billion. During 1981, Mr. Kossar was President and COO of Regal Accessories and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Prior thereto (1978 to 1980), he was President and COO of Vornado, a NYSE-listed company engaged in retail and real estate activities. From 1965 to 1978, Mr. Kossar was President and COO of Franklin Stores, a NYSE-listed company that operated 278 retail apparel and discount department stores throughout the United States. He practiced law with the firm of Van Buren, Schreiber & Kaplan from 1960 to 1965. Mr. Kossar previously served on the Boards of Directors of Natures Elements International, Netmatics, Grace Venture Fund and Cereus Technology Partners.
Mr. Kossar currently serves as a Trustee of Syracuse University; Chairman of the Advisory Board and guest lecturer at the Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management; and a member of the Advisory Board at the Syracuse University College of Law. Also, he is a member of the Board of the Tel-Aviv Foundation - American Committee.