At Baron, our long-tenured executive management team provides invaluable continuity. Our full team resembles a portfolio, assembled one person at a time. 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.

Executives

  • Ron Baron CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

    Ron Baron

    CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

    years of exp 48

    years at baron 36

    Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 48 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 President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Baron Funds

    Linda Martinson

    J.D., LL.M., President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Baron Funds

    years at baron 35

    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 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

    Peggy Wong

    CPA, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

    years at baron 31

    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 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    Pat Patalino

    J.D., Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    years at baron 11

    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.

Portfolio Managers

Research Analysts

  • Amy Chasen Vice President, Director of Research

    Amy Chasen

    Vice President, Director of Research

    years of exp 25

    years at baron 3

    Amy joined Baron in 2015 as the director of research and has 25 years of investment experience. From 2010 to 2015, she was the group vice president of investor relations at Avon Products. From 1991 to 2009, Amy was employed at Goldman Sachs, where she spent most of her time as a household products/personal care analyst, eventually becoming the business unit leader of the consumer research team. She also spent a year as the relationship manager of the client service program. Amy graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management in 1991.

  • Susan Robbins Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

    Health Care Providers & Services, Life Sciences, Education Services

    Susan Robbins

    Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

    years of exp 42

    years at baron 36

    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 42 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.

  • Matthew Weiss Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Consumer Staples, Retailing, Capital Goods

    Matthew Weiss

    CFA, Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    years of exp 17

    years at baron 17

    Matt joined Baron in 2001 as a research analyst and has 17 years of research experience. In 2017, he was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Durable Advantage Fund. From 1999 to 2001, Matt co-founded StartEmUp, LLC, a venture capital firm focused on student entrepreneurs. From 1998 to 1999, Matt worked at CNBC and the White House. Matt graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Spanish and History in 2000.

  • David Goldsmith Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Industrials, Materials

    David Goldsmith

    M.B.A., Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    years of exp 15

    years at baron 12

    David joined Baron in 2006 as a research analyst and has 15 years of research experience. In 2016 he was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Small Cap Fund. From 2001 to 2004, David worked at Claiborne Capital Group as a research analyst. From 1999 to 2001, David worked at Banc of America Securities as an investment banking healthcare analyst. David graduated cum laude from Duke University with a B.S. in Economics in 1999 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2006.

  • Rebecca Ellin Vice President, Research Analyst

    Utilities, Capital Goods

    Rebecca Ellin

    CFA, M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 16

    years at baron 11

    Rebecca joined Baron in 2007 as a research analyst and has 16 years of research experience. From 2002 to 2005, Rebecca worked at Oppenheimer Capital as a research analyst. From 2000 to 2002, Rebecca worked at Standard & Poor's in the Corporate Value Consulting group. Rebecca graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics in 2000 and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. in 2007.

  • Kyuhey August Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    International - Consumer

    Kyuhey August

    M.B.A., Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    years of exp 12

    years at baron 10

    Kyuhey joined Baron in 2008 as a research analyst and has 12 years of research experience. In 2017 she was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron International Growth Fund. From 2004 to 2006, Kyuhey worked at Nike as a senior associate in strategic planning and business development. From 2002 to 2004, she worked at Morgan Stanley Investment Management as a financial analyst. From 2001 to 2002, Kyuhey worked at Microsoft as a forecast analyst. Kyuhey graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics in 2001 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2008.

  • David Kirshenbaum Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Real Estate, Building Products, Construction Materials

    David Kirshenbaum

    M.B.A., Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    years of exp 12

    years at baron 8

    David joined Baron in 2010 as a research analyst and has 12 years of research experience. In 2018, David was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Real Estate Income Fund. From 2006 to 2008, David worked at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., a private equity firm, as an associate. From 2004 to 2006, David worked at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. David graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 2004 and with honors from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2010.

  • Josh Saltman Vice President, Research Analyst

    Financials, IT Services

    Josh Saltman

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 12

    years at baron 7

    Josh joined Baron in 2011 as a research analyst and has 12 years of research experience. From 2006 to 2009, Josh worked at TA Associates, a private equity firm, as an associate. From 2004 to 2006, Josh worked at Morgan Stanley as an analyst in the Investment Banking division. Josh graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering in 2004 and with honors from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2011.

  • Aaron Wasserman Vice President, Research Analyst

    International - Industrials, Telecom & Towers, Software

    Aaron Wasserman

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 12

    years at baron 7

    Aaron joined Baron in 2011 as a research analyst and has 12 years of research experience. From 2007 to 2009, Aaron worked at Sansome Partners as an associate. From 2004 to 2007, Aaron worked at Evercore Partners as an investment banking associate. Aaron graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 2004 and an M.B.A. in 2011.

  • Anuj Aggarwal Vice President, Research Analyst

    International - Consumer, Health Care, Telecom Services

    Anuj Aggarwal

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 10

    years at baron 6

    Anuj joined Baron in 2012 as a research analyst and has 10 years of research experience. From 2005 to 2007, Anuj was an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities. From 2007 to 2009, he worked at Crestview Partners as an associate. In the summer of 2011 he was an associate at Eagle Capital Management. Anuj graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Management Science in 2005 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2012.

  • Eric Guzman Vice President, Research Analyst

    Restaurants, Cable & Satellite

    Eric Guzman

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 10

    years at baron 4

    Eric joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst and has 10 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2014, Eric was an equity research analyst at Fidelity Investments. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at Citigroup Global Markets first as an equity research associate and then as a senior equity research analyst. From 2005 to 2006, Eric was an equity research analyst at CIBC World Markets. Eric graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting in 2005 and from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an M.B.A. in 2011.

  • Joshua Riegelhaupt Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

    Joshua Riegelhaupt

    Ph.D., Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    years of exp 8

    years at baron 4

    Josh joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst and has 8 years of research experience. In 2018 he was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Health Care Fund. From 2012 to 2014, Josh was a specialty pharmaceuticals equity research associate at Stifel. From 2011 to 2012, Josh was a life science tools & diagnostics equity research associate at Oppenheimer & Co. From 2010 to 2011, Josh was a healthcare analyst at Affirmed Healthcare. Josh graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biology in 2004 and from Rockefeller University with a Ph.D. in Genetics & Molecular Biology in 2009.

  • Chingiz Gadimov Vice President, Research Analyst

    Energy, Gold

    Chingiz Gadimov

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 7

    years at baron 4

    Chingiz joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst. He has 7 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2014, he was a senior equity research associate at Citigroup. From 2005 to 2009, he was employed at BP as a financial analyst. Chingiz graduated from Azerbaijan State University of Economics with a B.S. in International Economics in 2005 and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. in 2011.

  • José Barria Vice President, Research Analyst

    International - Financials

    José Barria

    M.B.A., Vice President, Research Analyst

    years of exp 11

    years at baron 3

    José joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 11 years of research experience. From 2010 to 2015, José was an equity research analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From 2009 to 2010, José was employed at Citi Investment Research as an equity research associate. From 2007 to 2008, José was an investment banking associate at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. From 2002 to 2005, he was employed at Cananwill, Inc. as a financial analyst supervisor. José graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in business administration in 2001 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2007.

  • Ishay Levin Research Analyst

    Software & Services, Automobiles

    Ishay Levin

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 4

    years at baron 3

    Ishay joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 4 years of research experience. From 2014 to 2015, Ishay was a vice president of the direct investing desk at Hudson Bay Capital Management LP. Ishay graduated with honors from Haifa University in Israel with a B.A. in multidisciplinary studies in 2011 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2014.

  • George Taras Research Analyst

    Real Estate

    George Taras

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 9

    years at baron 3

    George joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 9 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2013, George was employed at EG Capital Group as a senior associate. From 2010 to 2011, George was an investment banking associate at Citadel Securities. From 2007 to 2010, George was employed at Deutsche Bank as an investment banking analyst. George graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics in 2007 and from the Value Investing Program at Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2015.

  • Guy Tartakovsky Research Analyst

    Internet Software & Services, Semiconductors

    Guy Tartakovsky

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 3

    years at baron 3

    Guy joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 3 years of research experience. Guy graduated from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management in 2007, from Tel Aviv University with an M.S. in Finance and Accounting in 2012 and from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an M.B.A. in 2015.

  • Shuyang Bai Research Analyst

    International - Technology, Internet, Software, Semiconductors

    Shuyang Bai

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 9

    years at baron 2

    Shuyang joined Baron in 2016 as a research analyst and has 9 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2014, Shuyang was a private equity associate director at LGT Capital Partners based in Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2011, Shuyang was an analyst at the Blackstone Group. Shuyang graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Economics in 2008 and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Lauder M.B.A./M.A. program in 2016.

  • Halley Goodman Research Analyst

    Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods; Multiline Retail; Specialty Retail

    Halley Goodman

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 5

    years at baron 2

    Halley joined Baron in 2016 as a research analyst and has 5 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2014, Halley worked at Goldman Sachs as an equity research analyst in the Consumer Retail group. Halley graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History in 2010 and with an M.B.A. in 2016.

  • Adam Lieb Research Analyst

    IT Software & Services, Industrial Research & Consulting Services

    Adam Lieb

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 5

    years at baron 2

    Adam joined Baron in 2016 as a research analyst and has 5 years of research experience. From 2011 to 2014, Adam worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Investment Banking and Capital Markets group. Adam graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in economics in 2011 and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. in 2016.

  • Alexander Mahylis Research Analyst

    Renewable Energy, MLPs, Systems Software, Software Distributors, Hardware Storage & Peripherals, Aerospace & Defense

    Alexander Mahylis

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    years of exp 3

    years at baron 1

    Alex joined Baron in 2017 as a research analyst and has 3 years of research experience. From 2013 to 2015, Alex was Head of Strategy & Operations for the digital commerce and loyalty marketing business unit at Sears Holdings. From 2011 to 2013, Alex worked at BDT Capital Partners as a merchant banking analyst. Alex graduated from University of Chicago with a dual A.B. in biology and economics in 2011 and from Harvard Business School with a M.B.A. in 2017.