Josh Baron

Co-founder and Partner at Banyan Family Business Advisors

Dr. Josh Baron is a co-founder and Partner at Banyan Family Business Advisors. He works with leading family companies to establish the structures and strategies they need to successfully transition from one generation to the next. He has supported business families in a wide range of areas, such asdeveloping strategic plans for their businesses, designing governance structures for their family, shareholder, and corporate groups, and creating training programs for their next generations and non-family executives. Over the course of his consulting career, he has worked with clients in North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. He has also served as a facilitator at the Families in Business program at Harvard Business School.

Josh also leads the philanthropy practice at our firm. He collaborates with families and their professional advisors to identify a vision for philanthropy, develop strategies for giving, establish governance and management structures, and engage the broader family in philanthropic activities.

He began his career at Bain & Company, working at its offices in Chicago, Johannesburg, Sydney, and San Francisco. In 2000, he joined a small team of people led by the former CEO of Bain to start a new firm called The Bridgespan Group, which is now the leading provider of strategic consulting services to foundations and nonprofit organizations in the United States. He left Bridgespan to found his own firm advising philanthropists and their social sector partners.

Josh attended The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in International Relations with Honors. He also holds a Masters with Distinction in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Josh lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts with his wife and twins.

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