Executive Team

Ron  Baron

Ron Baron

CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Trustee

Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 46 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.

Linda  Martinson, J.D., LL.M.

Linda Martinson, J.D., LL.M.

President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Baron Funds, Trustee

Linda joined Baron in 1983 as the general counsel and was named president and chief operating officer in 2006. From 1979 to 1983, Linda worked for the State of New York as an assistant attorney general. Linda graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science in 1976, from New York Law School with a J.D. in 1979 and from New York University School of Law with an LL.M. in 1981.

Peggy  Wong, CPA

Peggy Wong, CPA

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Peggy joined Baron in 1987 as the chief financial officer. From 1983 to 1987, Peggy worked at KPMG LLP and then American Express Company as an independent auditor. Peggy graduated from New York University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1983.

Pat  Patalino, J.D.

Pat Patalino, J.D.

Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Pat joined Baron in 2007 as the general counsel. From 2006 to 2007, Pat worked at Morgan Stanley as a managing director and chief operating officer of the legal and compliance division. From 2001 to 2006, Pat worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as counsel to the vice chairman and director of regulatory matters. From 2000 to 2001, Pat practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1990 to 1997, Pat served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer, attaining the rank of Captain. Pat graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Public Policy in 1990 and magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law with a J.D. in 2000.