RIA Sales Team

Frank  Maiorano

Frank Maiorano

Vice President, Head of RIA Sales

Frank joined Baron in 2012 as head of RIA sales and has more than 20 years of experience in the RIA channel. From 2010 to 2011, Frank was the president and chief executive officer of Trust Company of America. From 2001 to 2008, he worked at Nuveen Investments as the head of the RIA and Institutional Consulting Services Group. From 1989 to 2001, he worked at Charles Schwab in its Schwab Advisor Services division (formerly Schwab Institutional) as a senior manager of custody, technology, trading, and support services for its RIA clients. Frank began his career as an investment adviser for Legg Mason. Frank graduated from East Carolina University with a B.A. in Business in 1982. Contact Frank

Robin  Thurau

Robin Thurau

Vice President, Regional Director, RIA Sales - East

Robin joined Baron in 2004 as an associate of institutional sales and marketing, was named manager of RIA sales in 2008 and then regional director of RIA sales in 2010. Robin graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in English in 2004. Contact Robin

Liz  Cassal, M.B.A., AIF

Liz Cassal, M.B.A., AIF

Regional Director, RIA Sales - West

Liz joined Baron in 2012 as regional director of RIA sales. From 2005 to 2012, she worked at Natixis Global Associates first as client service manager, then as an assistant vice president of client service and finally regional director of RIA sales. From 2000 to 2005, Liz worked at Sierra Investment Partners. She joined as an executive assistant and was promoted to manager of operations in 2001. Liz graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in French in 1999 and from Saint Mary’s College with an M.B.A. in 2007. Contact Liz

Seth  Dunlap

Seth Dunlap

Regional Director, RIA Sales - Midwest

Seth joined Baron in 2012 as a regional director of RIA sales. From 2010 to 2012, he was a vice president institutional advisory group at MainStay Investments. From 2006 to 2010, Seth worked at Nuveen Investments as an assistant vice president, RIA consulting group. From 2004 to 2006, he was an associate financial consultant at LaSalle Financial Services/ABN AMRO. From 2003 to 2004, Seth worked at Mass Mutual Financial Group as a financial services professional. Seth graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and minor in Economics from DePauw University in 2001. Contact Seth

Samantha  Rode

Samantha Rode

Regional Director, RIA Sales

Samantha joined Baron in 2008, was named portfolio and risk analytics associate in 2009, investment specialist in 2011 and then regional director of RIA sales in 2013. Samantha graduated from New York University with a B.S. in International Business and Marketing in 2008. Contact Sam

Robin  Chafetz

Robin Chafetz

Investment Specialist


Robin joined Baron in 2011 as a research assistant and was named investment specialist in 2013. Robin graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications in May 2011. Contact Robin
Jennifer  Champion

Jennifer Champion

Investment Specialist

Jennifer joined Baron in 2014 and is an investment specialist. From 2006 to 2014, she was first a marketing associate, then regional director and finally an investment consultant at Natixis Global Asset Management. From 2004 to 2006, Jennifer worked at Active Investment Advisors as a marketing associate. From 2003 to 2004, she was a sales assistant at Wachovia Securities. Jennifer graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology in 2000.