VCJ Fact Sheet for John Baker
Education: B.A. from Harvard University (1972); MBA from Harvard Business School (1976)
Career Path: John C. Baker founded Baker Capital in 1995. Baker has more than 20 years experience in the private equity industry. Prior to forming Baker Capital, Baker completed a 15-year career at Patricof & Co. Ventures (1976-1981). Baker is on the board of DemoGraFX and is currently Chairman of QSC AG.
Family: Married for more than 20 years, 2 teenage children.
Most Admired Historical Figure: Machiavelli
Favorite Book: Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
Favorite Movie: The Right Stuff
Favorite Food: Pasta.
Favorite Travel Spot: Venice, Italy
Favorite Quote: “Most everything that is worth saying has been said, it just hasn’t been said by everyone.” Anonymous
Hobbies: Water Sports, Formula 1 Racing
Investment Philosophy: We look for enterable, expanding markets, backing great people, with a differentiated product and a conservative balance sheet.
Did You Know? Baker’s father was a business professor.