Who We Are

Long-term Investors ▪ Research Driven

Baron is an asset management firm focused on delivering growth equity investment solutions. Founded in 1982, we have become known for our long-term, fundamental, active approach to growth investing. We were founded as an equity research firm, and research has remained at the core of our business.

Our Investment Philosophy

For 40 years, we have built our business on the quality of our research and long-term investing.

  • Long-term perspective allows us to think differently
  • Independent and exhaustive research is essential to understanding a business
  • People are the key drivers of a successful business
  • Successful growth businesses have open-ended opportunities and competitive advantages
  • Purchase price matters
  • Research and risk management are continuous processes

Principles

  • We are committed to comply with both the letter and the spirit of the laws, regulations and ethical standards that govern us.
  • Our actions must never be dictated by self-interest nor perceived as such. If we treat our clients and Baron Funds’ shareholders ethically and with respect, and provide them with high quality services, we will be successful.
  • We insist on honesty, integrity and fair dealing. We maintain high ethical standards, whether dealing with Baron Funds’ shareholders, our asset management clients, the companies in which we invest, our communities, our regulators, our competitors and our co-workers.
  • Professionalism is critical to our business. We are proud of our reputation for hard work, the quality of the individuals who work at our firm and the resultant quality of our investment research and asset management services.
  • Our most important assets are our employees and our reputation. Although our business would be adversely affected if we lost either, our reputation would be the more difficult to regain.
  • We do not allow personal trading of individual securities by our employees. Employee compensation is based upon the success of our clients. These elements align the interests of our employees with the interests of our clients.
  • We take an integrated approach to risk management in the operation of our business and our investments.

Our History

Our Team

At Baron, our long-tenured executive management team provides invaluable continuity. As we do when investing, we look for people who are smart and experienced in their field, with the tenacity and confidence to deliver on long-term success.

Executive Profiles

  • Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    Ron Baron

    B.A. from Bucknell University, Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    years of exp 52

    years at baron 40

    Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 52 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, he worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, he worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, he worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.

  • President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman, Baron Funds

    Linda Martinson

    B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, J.D. from New York Law School, LL.M. from New York University School of Law, President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman, Baron Funds

    years of exp 43

    years at baron 39

    Linda joined Baron in 1983 as the general counsel and was named president and chief operating officer in 2006. From 1979 to 1983, she 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.

  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

    Peggy Wong

    B.S. from New York University, C.P.A. from Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

    years of exp 39

    years at baron 35

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

  • Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    Patrick Patalino

    B.A. from Hamilton College, J.D. from New York University School of Law, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    years of exp 21

    years at baron 15

    Pat joined Baron in 2007 as the general counsel. From 2006 to 2007, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a managing director and chief operating officer of the legal and compliance division. From 2001 to 2006, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as counsel to the vice chairman and director of regulatory matters. From 2000 to 2001, he practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell. From 1990 to 1997, he 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.

  • Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

    Louis Beasley

    B.A. from University of Colorado, M.B.A. from Fordham University, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

    years of exp 24

    years at baron 8

    Louis joined Baron in 2014 as the chief compliance officer. From 2006 to 2014, he worked at Bessemer Trust as the director of investment management compliance & risk management. From 2005 to 2006, he was employed at Credit Suisse as a senior compliance analyst. From 2003 to 2005, he worked at J. & W. Seligman & Co. as a compliance analyst. From 1998 to 2002, he held positions at various financial services firms. Louis graduated from The University of Colorado with a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1996 and from Fordham University with an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics in 2008.

  • Vice President, Head of Business Development

    Katya Rosenblatt

    A.B. from Harvard University, Vice President, Head of Business Development

    years of exp 20

    years at baron 2

    Katya joined Baron in 2020 as the head of business development. From 2018 to 2020, she was a senior managing director at Key Square Capital Management, where she ran sales, marketing, and investor relations. From 2002 to 2018, she worked at Goldman Sachs, where she was a managing director and head of NY Capital Introduction. Katya graduated from Harvard College, where she was a John Harvard Scholar, with an honors degree in Economics in 2002. 

  • Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

    Kristin Kulik-Peters

    B.A. from Purdue University, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

    years of exp 28

    years at baron 1

    Kristin joined Baron in 2021 as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining Baron, she worked at DWS Investments as Head of Marketing in the Americas and Global Head of Digital Client Experience. From 2004 to 2010, she worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where she held a variety of marketing leadership positions for MSIM, Van Kampen Investments, and Invesco. She began her asset management marketing career at The Dreyfus Corporation in 1994. Kristin graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications in 1994.

  • Vice President, CISO, Head of IT Infrastructure

    Henry Mayorga

    Vice President, CISO, Head of IT Infrastructure

    years of exp 38

    years at baron 14

    Henry joined Baron in 2008 as manager of infrastructure and earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional designation in 2016. He was promoted to CISO in 2019. Prior to joining Baron, he was the director of professional services at Angel Computer Network Services. From 2004 to 2006, he was vice president of operations for Tradeware Global, LLC. He started his financial services IT career in 1992 at Neuberger Berman, Inc. (acquired by Lehman Brothers in 2003) where he worked on significant integration and migration projects and was responsible for network security and performance. Henry graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1989.