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Partner, The Coral Company
Mr. Hurwitz is a Founder of The Coral Company, which has grown over the last 20 years into a full service real estate development, construction and management firm, developing shopping centers, hospital-affiliated primary care facilities, office buildings and residential communities.
Mr. Hurwitz has spent his 46-year career aggressively pursuing his passions in real estate development, retail, distribution and entrepreneurship. In 1969, Mr. Hurwitz founded Incentive Consultants, Inc., a sales incentive company, and in 1979, he co-founded Professional Housewares Distributors, Inc., which became one of the nation's largest housewares and small appliance distributors. In 1987, Mr. Hurwitz co-founded OfficeMax, Inc. As the Founding Chairman and CEO, he led OfficeMax's growth into a national chain of office supply superstores, which was subsequently sold to Kmart. In 1996, Mr. Hurwitz founded Homeplace, Inc. which has grown into a national chain of home furnishings superstores. Since 2001, he has assisted entrepreneurs in developing their ideas and businesses, including Cardinal Commerce, Inc., a leading online authentication service.
Mr. Hurwitz currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals and the Leadership Council of The Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience and Clinical Research Program. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Center of Partnership Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital of Chicago and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Federation of Ohio. Mr. Hurwitz received a BA in International Trade from the Bernard Baruch School of CCNY in 1965.
Mr. Hurwitz serves on the Finance & Audit and HR & Compensation committees of the JumpStart Board.