William J. Poorvu

Co-Founder at The Baupost Group LLC

William J. Poorvu

William J. Poorvu

Co-Founder at The Baupost Group LLC

Biography

William J. Poorvu is Adjunct Professor-Entrepreneurship Emeritus at Harvard University.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Baupost Group LLC

RelSci Relationships

1495

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1936

Age

84

Number of Awards

1

Relationships
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Limited Partner at Wright Equity Partners LLC

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Executive Officer at Baupost Value Partners IV LP

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Founder at The Klarman Family Foundation

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Partner & President at The Baupost Group LLC

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Dean Emeritus at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

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Chief Investment Officer at Yale University

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Partner at Greylock Partners

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Former Head, Search Committee for Chief Executive Officer & General Manager at WBUR

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Harvard Management Company, Inc.

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Partner & General Counsel at The Baupost Group LLC

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Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Spouse
Former Lecturer in French at Tufts University

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Education
B.A.

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

M.B.A.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Co-Founder
1982 - Current

The Baupost Group employs a value-oriented, multi-strategy investment approach that seeks to invest their capital to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over an extended period of time. The firm seek to invest in assets which are undervalued relative to their market price. The Baupost Group invest, either directly or indirectly, in securities and other assets that have some or all of the following characteristics: (1) they are currently out-of-favor, but have good prospects (2) they sell at a significant discount to underlying economic value (3) they have catalysts in place for the realization of underlying value (4) they are highly complex (5) they are somewhat or highly illiquid and (6) they sell at prices below what would reasonably be expected due to market imperfections and inefficiencies, including but not limited to temporary supply demand imbalances, information gaps, and selling pressures. They invest across a range of financial instruments, asset classes and geographic regions. Investments may include securities and assets of all types, including, but not limited to, stock (common, preferred and convertible), warrants, options, swaps, trade claims, bank debt, bonds, other debt instruments including self-originated loans, currency, futures, derivatives, commodities, contract rights, royalty interests, non-US securities and other assets (including in emerging markets), structured investment vehicles, secured and unsecured instruments, ABS, CMBS, RMBS, real estate and related instruments, other complex financial instruments and rights and distressed assets. Securities may be listed or traded on domestic or non-US exchanges or other trading networks (including OTC markets), as well as securities that are unlisted and trade infrequently or not at all.

Emeritus Adjunct Professor
Current

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
1993 - Prior

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is a real estate investment trust, which owns and operates retail properties. The firm engages in owning, developing, acquiring, leasing, managing and operating regional shopping malls, open-air centers, community centers and office properties. It operates through Malls and All Other segments. Its properties include Malls, Associated Centers, Community Centers, Office Buildings, Construction Properties and Mortgages. The company was founded on July 13, 1993 and is headquartered in Chattanooga, TN.

Trustee
1982 - 2004

MFS Charter Income Trust operates as a closed-end management investment trust. It invests its assets primarily in debt instruments. The company was founded on July 20, 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Director
Prior

MFS Intermediate Income Trust is a closed-end investment fund/investment trust. The Trust's investment objective is to seek high current income, but may also consider capital appreciation. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars, and between them and the public. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government and its program of visiting fellows, conferences and initiatives, the Center is at the forefront of its area of inquiry.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$6,000 - $12K
2019

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses and preserves preeminent collections and serves a variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. It conducts exhibitions, programs and research and publication activities and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world. The museum holds its collections in trust for future generations. The Museum's collection is made up of: Art of the Americas, Art of Europe, Contemporary Art, Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa, Art of the Ancient World, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Textiles and Fashion Arts and Musical Instruments.

$2,500 +
2018

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston houses and preserves preeminent collections and serves a variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. It conducts exhibitions, programs and research and publication activities and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world. The museum holds its collections in trust for future generations. The Museum's collection is made up of: Art of the Americas, Art of Europe, Contemporary Art, Art of Asia, Oceania and Africa, Art of the Ancient World, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Textiles and Fashion Arts and Musical Instruments.

$1,000 +
2017

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Former Senator from Minnesota

$2,500
2012

Senator from Maine

$500
2012

Founder at Courtroom Connect

Investments
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Fog Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops pharmaceutical products. It discovers and develops cell-penetrating miniproteins (CPMPs), which are specifically designed to target cancer-causing proteins inside cancer cells and neutralize them. The company was founded by Gregory L. Verdine, WeiQing Zhou and David Philip Lane and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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The Baupost Group employs a value-oriented, multi-strategy investment approach that seeks to invest their capital to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over an extended period of time. The firm seek to invest in assets which are undervalued relative to their market price. The Baupost Group invest, either directly or indirectly, in securities and other assets that have some or all of the following characteristics: (1) they are currently out-of-favor, but have good prospects (2) they sell at a significant discount to underlying economic value (3) they have catalysts in place for the realization of underlying value (4) they are highly complex (5) they are somewhat or highly illiquid and (6) they sell at prices below what would reasonably be expected due to market imperfections and inefficiencies, including but not limited to temporary supply demand imbalances, information gaps, and selling pressures. They invest across a range of financial instruments, asset classes and geographic regions. Investments may include securities and assets of all types, including, but not limited to, stock (common, preferred and convertible), warrants, options, swaps, trade claims, bank debt, bonds, other debt instruments including self-originated loans, currency, futures, derivatives, commodities, contract rights, royalty interests, non-US securities and other assets (including in emerging markets), structured investment vehicles, secured and unsecured instruments, ABS, CMBS, RMBS, real estate and related instruments, other complex financial instruments and rights and distressed assets. Securities may be listed or traded on domestic or non-US exchanges or other trading networks (including OTC markets), as well as securities that are unlisted and trade infrequently or not at all.

Awards & Honors
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellowship
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