About Us

Your FirstPathway into America

FirstPathway Partners helps foreign investors become United States Permanent Residents through the Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Investor (EB-5) program.

The investment is an $800,000 minimum required program, targeted toward high net worth individuals who understand and appreciate the convenience and timeliness created by participating in a carefully designed program.

FirstPathway Partners carefully vets projects for EB-5 suitability, risk, capital preservation and the facilitation of your Permanent Green Card. Our EB-5 project analysis examines all of the things that are important to you: like job creation, industry, location, timeline and certainty of project completion. This analysis, coupled with FirstPathway Partners’ conservative underwriting methodology, helps place investors in the best position for capital preservation.

FirstPathway Partners has set itself apart among EB-5 professionals, developers, and fund managers. Since 2008, FirstPathway Partners has assisted hundreds of immigrant investors through the employment-based fifth preference (EB-5) immigrant visa category regional center program, raising millions in EB-5 funds for job-creating enterprises. FirstPathway Partners is also one of few regional centers to have obtained I-829 approval, and redeemed full investor capital contributions, placing us in the highest category of EB-5 industry achievement.

FirstPathway Partners’ success originates from our ability to combine the understanding, track record, and resources you expect, with the trust and complimentary services you deserve. With decades of experience in government, publicly traded companies and real estate, investors can be confident in our ability to make their journey both secure and worry-free.

FirstPathway Partners Services

  • Provides an investment vehicle within the Milwaukee region that qualifies investors for a green card and citizenship
  • Helps investors with the application process to assure DHS acceptance
  • Provides 24 hour online account access
  • Extensive experience in Immigration application processing and approval

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Our People

Chairman and CEO

Robert W. Kraft

Senior Vice President

Jennifer Sherer

Chief Financial Officer

Scott Miswald

Vice President

John Widmer

Vice President of Global Business Development

Manuel Ortiz

Managing Director, Investing & Development

Kyle Strigenz

Managing Director, Investing & Development

Joseph Klein

Senior Accountant

Matt Uy


Director of Client Services

Evelyn Campos

Marketing Manager

Peter Helland

Office Manager

Stella Fuentes

Managing Director - Asia Pacific

Jacob Alpren

Managing Director - India, Pakistan & Middle East

Asif Chhipa

Director - Asia Pacfic

Michael Keith


Managing Director - Latin America

Bruna Canto

Director - China

Wenbo Yang

Regional Director - South Africa

Sonja Clarke

Regional Manager - Vietnam

Lyhn Phan