Zachary W. Baran is a Director at Arctos Sports Partners. Mr. Baran is responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution as well as leading the firm’s initiatives in data science and statistical modeling.

Prior to the formation of Arctos Sports Partners, Mr. Baran was an Associate at Warburg Pincus in New York, a global growth equity firm, where he was a direct report to the firm’s President, a former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and the firm’s Head of Research, in a role that required expertise across corporate finance, macro and quantitative finance. His responsibilities included helping to develop firm strategy, contribute to internal economic research, and assist with business development and fundraising opportunities. While at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Baran formulated and executed internal projects that provided actionable advice on portfolio and fund cash flow management, internal capital allocation, select investment theses, and fundraising strategy. In addition, Mr. Baran participated in three fundraises totaling $22 billion in commitments, assisted coverage professionals and provided key marketing content.

Prior to working at Warburg Pincus, Mr. Baran was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he focused on fundraising and investor relations for multi-strategy and private equity advisory relationships within the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) Group. In addition, he assisted in quantitative research into private equity and alternative assets.

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Baran worked for Landmark Partners in their Quantitative Research Group, reporting directly to the Head of Quantitative Research and private equity leadership team. As one of the early members of Landmark’s Quantitative Research Group, Mr. Baran was critical to the development of several data tools and services that the firm utilized to position itself as a “thought partner” for large limited partners and other institutional asset managers.

Mr. Baran graduated with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy.
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