Mr. Baum is the managing partner of Consumer Growth Partners, a private equity firm with an exclusive investment focus on specialty retail and branded consumer products companies, which he helped found in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Baum spent more than a decade serving in various equity research roles with investment banking, securities and investment management firms Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Sanford Bernstein.
Mr. Baum serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Originals of NY, Inc., a privately-held jewelry retailer, and Factory Connection, Inc., a privately-held off-price retailer. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Retail Marketing Society. Mr. Baum brings to the Board of Directors particular knowledge and experience in finance and capital structure, strategic planning, consumer brand strategy, retail merchandising and operations.