Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his/her profession.
Ron Baron founded Baron Capital Management, an investment management firm located in New York City, in 1982. Baron Capital presently manages more than $28 billion. Ron is the firm’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer. Ron is highly regarded as a long term investor in growth businesses. The mission statement of his firm is “We invest in people.” A recent article in Fortune magazine describes him as “the Warren Buffett of small and mid-cap stocks.”
Ron began his investment career as a securities analyst in 1970. From 1966-69, he worked as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office while attending George Washington University Law School on scholarship in the evenings. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in chemistry in 1965.