Fund Officers & Trustees

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.

Ron  Baron

Ron Baron

CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Trustee

Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 44 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.

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.
 

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.

Cliff  Greenberg

Cliff Greenberg

Senior Vice President, Director of Research, Portfolio Manager, J.D.

Cliff joined Baron in 1997 as a portfolio manager and has 30 years of research experience. From 1984 to 1996, Cliff worked at HPB Associates, as a securities analyst, fund manager and was named general partner in 1991. Cliff graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in 1981 and from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 1984.

Gretta  Heaney, J.D.

Gretta Heaney, J.D.

Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Gretta joined Baron in 2002 as the chief compliance officer. From 2000 to 2002, Gretta worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Equities Compliance department. From 1995 to 2000, Gretta worked at Hoenig & Co. as an associate counsel. From 1991 to 1995, Gretta worked at the SEC as an attorney. From 1987 to 1991, Gretta worked at Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine as an associate. Gretta graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Government in 1982 and from Fordham School of Law with a J.D. in 1987.

Andrew  Peck

Andrew Peck

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, M.B.A., J.D.

Andrew joined Baron in 1998 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2003. He has 18 years of research experience. From 1992 to 1994, Andrew worked at Salomon Brothers as an analyst in the Equity Capital Markets group. Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Yale College with a B.A. in History in 1991 and from Stanford Law School and Graduate School of Business with a J.D. and M.B.A. in 1998.

Susan  Robbins

Susan Robbins

Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

Health Care Providers & Services, Education Services, Human Resources & Employment Services

Susan joined Baron in 1982 as the first employee working in a variety of roles and was named senior research analyst in 1991. Susan has 38 years of research experience. From 1976 to 1982, Susan worked with Ron Baron at a brokerage firm as a research assistant. Susan graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in History and Chinese Language in 1975.

Norman S. Edelcup

Trustee

Director: Marquis Bank (2007-Present) Director: CompX International, Inc. (diversified manufacturer of engineered components) (2006-Present); Mayor (2003-Present), Commissioner (2001-2003): Sunny Isles Beach, Florida; Director (2001-2006), Senior Vice President (2001-2004): Florida Savings Bank; Director: Valhi, Inc. (diversified company) (1975-Present); Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (1987-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (1997-06/07), Baron Select Funds (2003-Present).

Charles N. Mathewson

Trustee

Chairman Emeritus (October 2003-Present), Chairman (1986-2003): International Game Technology, Inc. (manufacturer of microprocessor-controlled gaming machines and monitoring systems); Chairman: Baron Capital Funds Trust (2004-06/07), Baron Investment Funds Trust, Baron Select Funds (2004-10/10); Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (1987-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (1997-06/07), Baron Select Funds (2003-Present).

Harold W. Milner

Trustee

Retired; Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (1987-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (1997-06/07), Baron Select Funds (2003-Present); Chairman: Lighting Protection Systems, LLC (10/06-Present).

Raymond Noveck

Trustee

Private Investor (1999-Present); Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (1987-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (1997-06/07), Baron Select Funds (2003-Present).

David A. Silverman

Trustee

Physician and Faculty: New York University School of Medicine (1976-Present); Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (1987-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (1997-06/07), Baron Select Funds (2003-Present).

Alex Yemenidjian

Trustee

Chairman and CEO: Tropicana Las Vegas (2009-Present) (gaming); Chairman and CEO: Armenco Holdings, LLC (investment company) (2005-Present); Director: Guess?, Inc. (retail) (2005-Present); Director: Regal Entertainment Group (entertainment company) (2005-Present); Director: USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders (2005-Present); Co-chair: Imagine the Arts Campaign, California State University-Northridge (2005-Present); Trustee: American Film Institute (2000-Present); Chairman and CEO: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (1999-2005); Director: The Lincy Foundation (1989-Present); Director: The United Armenian Fund (1989-Present); Director and member of Executive Committee: MGM MIRAGE, Inc. (1989-2005); Trustee: Baron Investment Funds Trust (2006-Present), Baron Capital Funds Trust (12/06-06/07), Baron Select Funds (12/06-Present).