John R. Baron

Mr. Baron is a Director of the Company. Mr. Baron was the Managing Member of Crystal Ridge Partners, LP, a New Jersey based private equity firm. Prior to joining Crystal Ridge Partners, Mr. Baron was a Senior Partner of JP Morgan Partners, LP, a global private equity firm, and its predecessors. Prior to joining the private equity unit in 1995, Mr. Baron previously held senior management positions in banking and investment banking with JP Morgan and its predecessors.

In addition to serving on the board of a number of not-for-profit organizations, Mr. Baron was the Managing Member for Crystal Ridge Partners. Mr. Baron continues as an owner of Big Rock Sports, a leading distributor of hunting and fishing products in North America and served as a director of Big Rock Sports from 2000 to 2021. Mr. Baron is currently an owner and director of Rufus Aviation Fund/BIAero, an aerospace parts business and a director of Data Metrics Technologies, LLC, a proprietary software application company that identifies, reads and cleanses data exported from disparate ERP systems and other data sources. From 2008 to 2019, Mr. Baron was a director of Bronco Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of spare parts for oil and gas drillings rigs. Mr. Baron received a BS from Lehigh University, an MBA from Fordham University and he completed the Management Corporate Finance program at Harvard University.