Baron Capital was founded as an equity research firm, and research has remained at the core of our business. 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.

Investment Professionals

Investment Leadership

  • Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 52

    Years at Baron Capital: 40

    Ron Baron

    Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 52 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.

  • Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 38

    Years at Baron Capital: 25

    Cliff Greenberg

    J.D., Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Cliff joined Baron in 1997 as a portfolio manager and was named co-chief investment officer in 2020. He has 38 years of research experience. From 1984 to 1996, Cliff worked at HPB Associates, as a securities analyst and fund manager he 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.

  • Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 26

    Years at Baron Capital: 24

    Andrew Peck

    M.B.A., J.D., Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Andrew joined Baron in 1998 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2003. In 2020, he was named co-chief investment officer. He has 26 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.


  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 14

    Years at Baron Capital: 10

    Anuj Aggarwal

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Anuj joined Baron in 2012 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager of Baron New Asia Fund in 2021. In 2020, Anuj was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Emerging Markets Fund. 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.

    Managed Products

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 15

    Years at Baron Capital: 7

    José Barria

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

    José joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 15 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 as an investment banking associate. From 2002 to 2005, he was employed at Cananwill 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 20

    Years at Baron Capital: 17

    David Baron

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    David joined Baron in 2005 as a research analyst and has 20 years of research experience. In 2018, he was named co-portfolio manager of Baron Focused Growth Fund. From 2002 to 2005, David worked at Jefferies Group as a gaming analyst. David graduated from Emory University with a B.B.A. in Finance in 2002 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2009.

    Managed Products

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 19

    Years at Baron Capital: 18

    Michael Baron

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Michael Baron joined Baron in 2004 as a research analyst and was named co-portfolio manager of Baron WealthBuilder Fund in 2020 and Baron Partners Fund in 2018. He has 19 years of research experience. From 2003 to 2004, he worked at Glenhill Capital as a research analyst. Michael graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics in 2003 and from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2010.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 25

    Years at Baron Capital: 22

    Laird Bieger

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Laird joined Baron in 2000 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2013. He has 25 years of research experience. From 1999 to 2000, Laird worked at Water Street Capital as a research analyst. From 1992 to 1997, Laird worked at Ford Motor Company as a marketing trainee and was named marketing manager in 1994. Laird graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics in 1992 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 1999.

  • Vice President, Director of Research

    Years of industry experience: 31

    Years at Baron Capital: 7

    Amy Chasen

    Vice President, Director of Research

    Amy joined Baron in 2015 as the director of research and has 31 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.

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 6

    Years at Baron Capital: 1

    Eitan Chemerinski

    Research Analyst

    Eitan joined Baron in 2021 as a research analyst and has 6 years of industry experience. From 2016 to 2019, he worked on private equity investments at New Hope Group, an investment firm in China. From 2015 to 2016, he was an investment banking analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. From 2014 to 2015, he was a banking and capital markets consultant at PWC. Eitan graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management in 2013 and from Harvard Business School with an M.B.A. in 2021. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 20

    Years at Baron Capital: 15

    Rebecca Ellin

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

    Rebecca joined Baron in 2007 as a research analyst and has 20 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.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 11

    Years at Baron Capital: 8

    Chingiz Gadimov

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

    Chingiz joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst. He has 11 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.

  • Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 19

    Years at Baron Capital: 16

    David Goldsmith

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

    David joined Baron in 2006 as a research analyst and has 19 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.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 14

    Years at Baron Capital: 8

    Eric Guzman

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

    Eric joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst and has 14 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 25

    Years at Baron Capital: 20

    Randolph Gwirtzman

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

    Randy joined Baron in 2002 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2013. He has 25 years of research experience. From 1997 to 2002, Randy was a research analyst at three firms: first at Tyndall Partners, then at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and finally at ING Furman Selz. From 1992 to 1997, Randy worked at Salomon Green & Ostrow as a bankruptcy litigation attorney. Randy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics in 1989, cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a J.D. in 1992 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 1999.

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 5

    Years at Baron Capital: 2

    Caleb Huang

    Research Analyst

    Caleb joined Baron in 2020 as a research associate. He has 5 years of research experience. From 2016 to 2020, he worked at Fred Alger Management as an equity research generalist with a focus on health care companies. Caleb graduated summa cum laude from Yale College with B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in 2016.

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 7

    Years at Baron Capital: 1

    Andrew Iftode

    Research Analyst

    Andrew joined Baron in 2021 as a research analyst and has 7 years of industry experience. From 2016 to 2019, he worked on leveraged buyouts at Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm. From 2013 to 2016, he was an investment banking senior analyst at Morgan Stanley covering the Information Technology sector. Andrew graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Finance in 2013 and with honors from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2021.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 35

    Years at Baron Capital: 15

    Michael Kass

    Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Michael joined Baron in 2007 as a portfolio manager and has 35 years of research experience. From 2003 to 2007, Michael was a managing principal of Artemis Advisors, LLC, which he formed to acquire the Artemis Funds, a long-short equity strategy he co-founded in 1998. From 1993 to 2003, Michael worked at ING Furman Selz as a director of proprietary trading and was named senior managing director and portfolio manager in 1996. From 1989 to 1993, he worked at Lazard Frères as an associate in investment banking. From 1987 to 1989, Michael worked at Bear Stearns & Co. as a corporate finance analyst. Michael graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in Economics in 1987.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 21

    Years at Baron Capital: 17

    Neal Kaufman

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

    Neal joined Baron in 2005 as a research analyst and has 21 years of research experience. In 2018 he was named portfolio manager of Baron Health Care Fund. From 2001 to 2005, Neal worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as a vice president and managed a portfolio in the Equity Proprietary Trading group. From 1996 to 2001, Neal practiced corporate law in New York. Neal graduated cum laude from Yale College with a B.A. in History in 1993, from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 1996 and from Columbia Business School with an Executive M.B.A. in 2002.

  • Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 16

    Years at Baron Capital: 12

    David Kirshenbaum

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

    David joined Baron in 2010 as a research analyst and has 16 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 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 30

    Years at Baron Capital: 17

    Jeffrey Kolitch

    M.B.A, Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Jeffrey is portfolio manager of the Baron Real Estate Fund and the Baron Real Estate Income Fund, and has 30 years of research experience. He joined the firm in 2005 as a research analyst specializing in real estate. Previously, Jeffrey was with Goldman Sachs from 1995 to 2005, where in 2002 he was named a managing director of its Equity Capital Markets Group. Jeffrey graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 1990, and from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University with a Masters of Management in 1995.

  • Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 8

    Years at Baron Capital: 7

    Ishay Levin

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

    Ishay joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 8 years of research experience. In 2020 Ishay was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Opportunity Fund. From 2014 to 2015, Ishay was a vice president of the direct investing desk at Hudson Bay Capital Management. 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.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 9

    Years at Baron Capital: 6

    Adam Lieb

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

    Adam joined Baron in 2016 as a research analyst and has 9 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Technology Research

    Years of industry experience: 21

    Years at Baron Capital: 21

    Michael Lippert

    CFA, J.D., Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Head of Technology Research

    Mike joined Baron in 2001 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2006. He has 21 years of research experience. In 2020, Mike was named Head of Technology Research. In 2001, Mike worked at JLF Asset Management as a financial analyst and general counsel. From 1991 to 2001, Mike worked at Baker & Botts as a trial partner. Mike graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in History in 1988 and from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 1991.

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 9

    Years at Baron Capital: 2

    Sanjeev Math

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    Sanjeev joined Baron in 2020 as a research analyst. From 2013 to 2018, he worked at Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, in London and New York and specialized in financial services. Sanjeev graduated from the University of Cambridge with a B.A. in Economics in 2013 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2020.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 23

    Years at Baron Capital: 11

    Ashim Mehra

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Ashim joined Baron in 2011 as a research analyst and has 23 years of research experience. In addition to his work as an analyst, Ashim is portfolio manager of Baron Innovators Fund, a concentrated global portfolio that is available to accredited investors through Baron. From 2004 to 2011, Ashim worked at Mazama Capital as a telecom, media and technology portfolio manager. From 2002 to 2004, Ashim worked at RBC as a senior equity research associate. From 1999 to 2002, he co-founded and worked at iExplore, an online travel company. From 1996 to 1999, Ashim worked at PWC as a senior strategy consultant. Ashim graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1992 and from New York University Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. in 1996.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 27

    Years at Baron Capital: 1

    Brian Neigut

    Vice President, Research Analyst

    Brian joined Baron in 2021 as a research analyst and has 27 years of research experience. Prior to joining Baron, he worked at Millennium Capital Management as a senior analyst and assistant portfolio manager. From 2007 to 2018 he was employed at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, first as a research analyst, then as a co-portfolio manager and senior portfolio manager of funds focused on software, internet, and other technology-related industries. From 1995 to 2007, he worked as a research analyst covering technology across sell-side and buy-side firms. From 1988 to 1992, he was on active duty in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is a decorated combat veteran. Brian graduated magna cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University with a B.B.A. in Finance in 1995 and was a Fulbright Research Scholar from 1995 to 1997 in Europe.

  • Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 12

    Years at Baron Capital: 8

    Joshua Riegelhaupt

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

    Josh joined Baron in 2014 as a research analyst and has 12 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. From 2010 to 2011, Josh was a healthcare analyst at Affirmed Healthcare. Josh graduated from the 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.

  • Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 46

    Years at Baron Capital: 40

    Susan Robbins

    Vice President, Senior Research Analyst

    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 46 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 19

    Years at Baron Capital: 16

    Neal Rosenberg

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Neal joined Baron in 2006 as a research analyst and has 19 years of research experience. In 2018, he was named co-portfolio manager of Baron Growth Fund. From 2004 to 2006, Neal worked at JPMorgan Securities as an equity research analyst. From 2003 to 2004, Neal worked at Merrill Lynch as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Neal graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics in 2002 and with an M.B.A. in 2003.

    Managed Products

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 16

    Years at Baron Capital: 11

    Josh Saltman

    M.B.A., Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Josh joined Baron in 2011 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager of Baron FinTech Fund in 2019. He has 16 years of research experience. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at TA Associates as an associate. From 2004 to 2006, he worked at Morgan Stanley as an analyst in the Investment Banking division. Josh graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering in 2004 and with honors from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 2011.

    Managed Products

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 4

    Years at Baron Capital: 4

    David Sobel

    M.B.A., Research Analyst

    David joined the Research Department at Baron as a research analyst in 2018 and has 4 year of research experience. From 2014 to 2016, David was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. From 2011 to 2014, David was an energy engineer at Mondre Energy. David graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in chemical and biomolecular engineering in 2011 and with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. in 2018.

  • Vice President, Director of ESG Research

    Years of industry experience: 34

    Years at Baron Capital: 13

    James Stone

    Vice President, Director of ESG Research

    Jamie joined Baron in 2009 as a research analyst specializing in energy and was named portfolio manager in 2011. In early 2019, he was named Director of ESG Research to initiate and lead our effort in integrating ESG considerations into our investment research process. He has 32 years of research experience. From 2007 to 2009, he worked at Cambridge Investments as a principal and director of research. From 2000 to 2007, he worked at UBS Securities as a managing director and senior analyst. From 1993 to 2000, he worked at Schroder. as a senior research analyst and was named managing director in 1998. From 1988 to 1993, he worked at Kidder, Peabody. as a senior research analyst. Jamie graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature in 1987.

  • Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 10

    Years at Baron Capital: 2

    Seth Sukoff

    Research Analyst

    Seth joined Baron in 2020 as a research analyst and has 10 years of equity research and investing experience. He also has 2 years of fixed income experience. From 2016 to 2020, he worked at Hardman Johnston Global Advisors as an equity analyst focused on the Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. From 2012 to 2016, he was an associate equity analyst at John W. Bristol & Co. From 2008 to 2012, he worked at AllianceBernstein first as an associate portfolio manager and then as a high yield research associate. He started his career at BlackRock in 2007 as an analyst in the trading and analytical group. Seth graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2007.

  • Vice President, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 13

    Years at Baron Capital: 7

    George Taras

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

    George joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 13 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.

  • Vice President, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Research Analyst

    Years of industry experience: 7

    Years at Baron Capital: 7

    Guy Tartakovsky

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

    Guy joined Baron in 2015 as a research analyst and has 6 years of research experience. In 2020 Guy was named assistant portfolio manager of Baron Global Advantage Fund. 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.

  • Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 29

    Years at Baron Capital: 11

    Alex Umansky

    Vice President, Portfolio Manager

    Alex joined Baron in 2011 as a portfolio manager. He has 29 years of research experience, 18 of which were at Morgan Stanley. From 2007 to 2011, he was a co-manager of the Morgan Stanley Opportunity Fund, while also co-managing the Global Opportunity Fund from 2008 to 2011, the International Opportunity Fund and the International Advantage Fund from 2010 to 2011. From 1998 to 2004, Alex was lead manager of the Morgan Stanley Institutional Technology Strategy and the Technology Fund. He was also the co-manager of the Information Fund from 2004 to 2005 and the Small Company Growth Fund from 1999 to 2002. Alex graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with a B.S. in Finance, Information Systems, and Mathematics in 1993.

Business Leadership

Executive Team

  • Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    Years of industry experience: 52

    Years at Baron Capital: 40

    Ron Baron

    Chairman, CEO, Portfolio Manager

    Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 52 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.

  • President, Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of Baron Funds

    Years at Baron Capital: 39

    Linda Martinson

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

    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.

  • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

    Years at Baron Capital: 35

    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 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

    Years at Baron Capital: 15

    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.


  • Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

    Years of industry experience: 24

    Years at Baron Capital: 8

    Louis Beasley

    Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

    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

    Years of industry experience: 20

    Years at Baron Capital: 2

    Katya Rosenblatt

    Vice President, Head of Business Development

    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 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

    Years of industry experience: 28

    Years at Baron Capital: 1

    Kristin Kulik-Peters

    Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

    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, Chief Information Security Officer

    Years of industry experience: 38

    Years at Baron Capital: 14

    Henry Mayorga

    Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

    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.