Institutional Sales Team

James J. Barrett, M.B.A.

James J. Barrett, M.B.A.

Vice President, Head of Institutional Sales

Jim joined Baron in 2010 as head of institutional sales. From 2008 to 2010, Jim worked at Citadel as head of global distribution. From 2007 to 2008, Jim worked at Bear Stearns as head of global business development. From 1998 to 2007, Jim worked at Northern Trust Global Investments and then Bank of New York as the global director of sales and servicing. From 1987 to 1997, Jim worked at American National Bank first as an economist, and then as director of marketing. Jim graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in Economics in 1984 and from Northwestern University with an M.B.A. in 1989. Contact Jim

David  Kaplan, M.B.A.

David Kaplan, M.B.A.

Vice President, Senior Director, Institutional Sales - East Coast

David joined Baron in 1993 and is a senior director of institutional sales. From 1987 to 1993, David worked at Moran Asset Management as assistant vice president. From 1985 to 1986, David worked at Douglas Bremen and Co. as an account executive. David graduated from Union College with a B.A. in Economics in 1985 and from New York University Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. in 1991. From 1983 to 1984, David also attended the London School of Economics. Contact David

Meeta  Singal

Meeta Singal

Vice President, Director, Institutional Sales - Center Region

Meeta joined Baron in 1998 and is a director of institutional sales. From 1996 to 1998, Meeta worked at Salomon Brothers Asset Management in marketing. From 1993 to 1995, Meeta worked at Jurika and Voyles in fixed income analysis. Meeta graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics in 1987. Contact Meeta

Jennifer  Lenker-Nigro

Jennifer Lenker-Nigro

Vice President, Director, Institutional Sales – West Coast

Jennifer joined Baron in 2014 and is a director of institutional sales. From 2008 to 2014, she was a vice president at EnTrust Capital. From 2007 to 2008, Jennifer was an investor relations manager at Context Capital Partners and an account director at Global Transition Solutions. From 2005 to 2007, she was employed at Lincoln Financial Solutions as an internal marketing consultant. From 2002 to 2005, Jennifer was an investment officer at The Haverford Trust Company. From 2000 to 2002, she was an assistant at both Risk Management Association and Logan Capital Management. Jennifer graduated from Elizabethtown College with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2000. Contact Jennifer

Lucy  Pesa

Lucy Pesa

Director, Institutional Sales

Lucy Pesa joined Baron in 2016 and is the director of public funds and Taft-Hartley plans. From 2013 to 2015, she was a vice president at Evanston Capital. From 2011 to 2013 she was a Director of Marketing at Witherspoon Global Partners. From 2010 to 2011, she was employed at vice president at Titan Capital. From 2009 to 2010, Lucy was a senior executive in investor relations at CQS (US), LLC. Lucy was a vice president in investor relations at Advent Capital in 2008. Lucy began her career at Lord Abbett, where she worked from 1997-2008 in various marketing roles, including Director of Institutional Services. Lucy graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Marketing in 2009. Contact Lucy