Erik Baker

Erik Baker

Partner, Investment Committee

Mr. Baker is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of GF Capital, and a member of the Private Equity Investment Committee, where he concentrates on private equity investments in the media and branded consumer product sectors. Mr. Baker is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Jonathan Adler and GF Sports Holdings, and was formerly a board member of Airborne, Repucom, Trade Service, Blue Man Group and Melodeo.

Prior to co-founding GF Capital, Mr. Baker served as a Senior Vice President of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder ("A&SB") with Messrs. Fuhrman and Shapiro, where he worked in the Corporate Finance department as well as managing a number of A&SB corporate development activities. Prior to A&SB, Mr. Baker was an Analyst with Gleacher & Co., an M&A advisory boutique. Mr. Baker has been a featured speaker at several private equity conferences.

Mr. Baker graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn. A native of Seymour, CT, Mr. Baker is a member of Seymour High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame. As part of GF Sports Holdings’ ownership of the National Lacrosse League’s New York Riptide, Mr. Baker is the Chairman of the NLL’s Board of Governors.

Phone: 212.433.1230