Marc L. Baum

Prior to joining Serengeti, Marc Baum was the General Counsel and a Partner of Offit Capital Advisors and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. From 2005-2009, Marc was a Managing Director, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Ramius LLC, which followed his role as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for The Seaport Group. Seaport was formed in the broker dealer subsidiary of the IPO Group where Marc served as the CEO and which published the web site. Previously, Marc served as the Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director for compliance at T.D. Securities/The Toronto-Dominion Bank. Before T.D., Marc practiced capital markets law at J.P. Morgan Securities, Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers. Marc began his legal career as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson.

Marc is an active member of the Managed Funds Association where he served on the steering committees for the Hedge Fund Advisory Committee and the General Counsels’ Forum and a faculty member and frequent speaker for the Regulatory Compliance Association. In addition, Marc is a Director of The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc.

Marc received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College, his M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Marc served as a Trustee of American Jewish World Service from 2005 through 2011, is active in fundraising for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates and is actively involved as a private investor in Definitions Private Training Gyms.