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Rafael Baron

Head of Business Development , Tech Opportunities

Rafa joined Charlesbank in 2024 from OpenGate Capital, where he founded and spearheaded the business development function for their software practice. Previously, he worked as a business development associate at Marlin Equity Partners and as a consultant at Capgemini North America. At Charlesbank, Rafa helps drive the Tech team’s efforts to identify exciting new investments, foster relationships with intermediaries, and add value to acquisitive portfolio companies.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Rafa currently resides in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, grilling Brazilian “picanha,” and skiing.

Education

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business – BS in business administration, magna cum laude