Role

Kenneth Baronoff is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer with day to day responsibility for running PJ SOLOMON, L.P.

Experience

Mr. Baronoff joined the firm in 1999 and has over 25 years of investment banking experience. He has advised numerous Special Committees and Boards of Directors including  ACS, Atari, Caleres, Claire’s Stores Inc., Finish Line, Inc., Gerber Technology, Grand Toys, Guitar Center, Gymboree Corporation, Caesar’s, Henry Schein, Instinet Group, Marvel Enterprises, May Department Stores, Panavision, Planvista, Pope Resources, Publishers Clearing House, S&C Electric Company, School of Visual Arts, Sharper Image, W.P. Carey and Viacom.

Mr. Baronoff has also advised the London Stock Exchange in its purchase of the Frank Russell Company, Nutraceutical Corporation in its sale to HGGC, Parlux in its sale to Perfumania, Charlotte Russe in its sale to Advent International, Del Laboratories in its sale to Kelso & Co., Twin Laboratories in its sale to IdeaSphere, Randa Corporation in numerous buyside engagements and the pilot groups of both Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines in the restructuring of each of these airlines’ cost structures.

Prior to joining PJSC, Mr. Baronoff was head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Barington Capital Group. Mr. Baronoff began his career at Cahill Gordon and Reindel where he practiced corporate law before joining Salomon Brothers as an Associate in its Mergers and Acquisitions Department.

Mr. Baronoff received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Baronoff is an active board member of the nonprofit charitable organization Delivering Good, Inc., formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, that unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to support people affected by poverty and tragedy.

Education

Mr. Baronoff received a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude.

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Director, Kids in Distressed Situations Inc. (K.I.D.S.)