Gabe Appel-Kraut was born in Ann Arbor Michigan and graduated from University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Politics/Philosophy. Knowing that Philosophy degrees are impossible to utilize, he did the obvious thing and went into sales in San Francisco. After a successful run in San Francisco, Gabe moved to Chicago to embrace his midwestern roots.

After it became clear Winter is Coming, Gabe decided to move south, and that's how he found his way to Industry Dive as a Sales Manager. In his spare time Gabe enjoys playing sports, watching sports, reading about sports, talking about sports and being a good sport.