Founder and Controlling Shareholder of Baeza & Co. and Founder and Executive Chairman of V-Me Media, Inc.
Mario L. Baeza is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Baeza Group, LLC and Baeza & Co., LLC, an investment firm specializing in private equities aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market and hedge funds anchored in global macro strategies. He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of V-Me Media, Inc., a national Spanish language television network. He is a former chairman and chief executive officer of TCW/Latin America Partners, LLC, a private
equity capital firm. Previously, Mr. Baeza was President of Wasserstein Perella International Limited and chairman and chief executive officer of Grupo Wasserstein Perella, a Latin America focused joint venture between Baeza & Co. and Wasserstein Perella. Early in his career, Mr. Baeza was a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and the structuring of private equity funds and investments. Mr. Baeza is also a director of Ariel Mutual Fund Group, Brown Shoe Company, Inc., Israel Discount Bank of New York, and Urban America LLC; and a former lead director of Tommy Hilfiger. He is a current and former board member of numerous non-profit boards including Council on Foreign Relations, The Hispanic Federation, Catholic Charities, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York and Channel Thirteen/WNET. Mr. Baeza is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell University and a graduate of Harvard Law School. He has been a Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford and a Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School.
Mr. Baeza brings to the Board experience as an entrepreneur and chief executive of a broad range of businesses, ranging from merchant banking to media access. In addition to this leadership experience, his background as a corporate and finance lawyer, business ventures, civic activities, and service on other boards provide him with extensive experience in reviewing and analyzing business opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, and government relations, as well as international and governance experience.
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