Bernard Aronson

Founder, Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

Bernard Aronson

Bernard Aronson

Founder, Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

The Policy Project
United States Department of State
ACON Investments LLC

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3254

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

05/16/1946

Age

74

Number of Awards

5

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Founder, Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Co-Founder at ACON Investments LLC

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Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Former Chief Financial Officer at ACON Investments LLC

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Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel & CCO at ACON Investments LLC

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Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Sequitur Energy Resources LLC

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Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC

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Founder, Managing Partner at ACON Investments LLC
Education
BA with Honors

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

BA Unknown

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

Inter-American Dialogue is an American nonprofit company located in Washington, DC. The firm operates as a platform for news.

Career History
Founder, Managing Partner
1996 - Current

ACON Investments focuses on investments in middle-market companies located in the US, Latin America and Europe. The firm is particularly interested in investing in: (1) companies serving the US Hispanic market (2) the energy and energy services sector (3) deep value transactions in the energy, engineering services, media, retail, distribution and financial services sectors and (4) Latin American private equity investments in the retail, infrastructure, energy, telecommunications and Internet sectors. Investments typically range from $20 million to $150 million

Service Member
Prior

The Army Reserve's mission, under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, is to provide trained, equipped and ready Soldiers and cohesive units to meet the global requirements across the full spectrum of operations. The Army Reserve is a key element in The Army multi-component unit force, training with Active and National Guard units to ensure all three components work as a fully integrated team.

Director of Policy
1981 - 1984

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of expedition cruising and travel services. It operates through the Lindblad and Natural Habitat segments. The Lindblad segment primarily includes sea-based expeditions. The Natural Habitat segment offers land-based, eco-conscious expeditions. The company was founded by Sven-Olof Lindblad on August 9, 2010 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
2008 - Current

ACON LatAm Management LLC is an American private company located in Washington, DC, that provides investment advice.

Director
Current

Acon Sequitur Investors II LLC provides investment and financial services. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

National Democratic Institute of International Affairs provides supports for democratic institutions. The firm promotes the development of institutionalized channels of communications among citizens, political institutions and elected officials, and strengthens their ability to improve the quality of life for all citizens. It specializes in Citizen Participation, International Development, Democratic Governance and Democracy Promotion. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Director
Current

FREEDOM HOUSE, AN INDEPENDENT NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION, CHAMPIONS DEMOCRACY WORLDWIDE THROUGH ITS RESEARCH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND ACTION.

Director
Current

The Amazon Conservation Team protects the biodiversity, culture and health of the Amazon's ecosystem. The company was founded by Mark J. Plotkin and Liliana Madrigal in 1996 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,000 - $10K
2018

Inter-American Dialogue is an American nonprofit company located in Washington, DC. The firm operates as a platform for news.

$1 - $10K
2016

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$10K
2014

President & Chief Executive Officer at CARE

$10K
2014

Global President, Valuation & Advisory Services Valuation & Advisory Services at CBRE, Inc.

$2,600
2013

President & Chief Executive Officer at CARE

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ACON Funko Investors I LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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ACON Fiesta Investors Holdings LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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ACON Igloo Investors I LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
1993
United States Department of State - Distinguished Service Award
1992
United States Department of State - Distinguished Service Award
1991
United States Department of State - Distinguished Service Award
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