President and Chief Executive Officer
Bob joined Baron in 2006 and has over 30 years of experience in the commercial weather services industry. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Atmospheric Science. He spent the first 15 years of his career working directly in the field of commercial weather forecast services. While employed at Surface Systems, Inc he served as Staff Forecaster/Software Developer, Weather Services Manager, and Director of Operations. Bob was previously the Baron Chief Development Officer in which he provided leadership and direction on all corporate research and development of new and innovative weather detection technologies, weather data products, and weather display solutions. Notable examples include Baron Lynx, Baron GEN3 weather radar solutions and the Baron Weather API. In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob is responsible for setting and executing the strategic, financial, and operational goals of the organization to foster the culture of weather innovation to achieve strong corporate growth and exceptional customer satisfaction.
Chief Operating Officer
John began his career at Ernst & Young LLP where he rose to the position of Senior Manager over a ten-year period. He then worked with a public company as the Director of New Business Development. In this role he traveled extensively internationally forming, buying and selling operating units of the company. He joined Baron as Chief Operating Officer in June 2000.
Chief Revenue Officer and President of Broadcast
Michael joined Baron in 2012. He has over 30 years of experience in the advertising and sales business, having worked as a Local, National and General Sales Manager for individual stations within Belo and Media General. He was Director of National Sales with the Media General Broadcast Group, and he also worked as Senior VP of the Southeast region for Blair Television. In his time with Baron, Michael has played a major role in expanding the company’s broadcast market share to include more than 200 stations. He spearheaded a significant effort to expand customer service and the focus on improving the customer journey. In his role as Chief Revenue Officer, Michael works with broadcasters, private enterprise and government organizations implementing Baron solutions to best deliver critical weather intelligence to their customers, viewers and citizens.
Chief Development Officer
Sherman has been with Baron since 2003 and he brings more than 20 years of software development experience to the company. During his at time Baron, Sherman has overseen the development of major programs and products including Lynx, Omni, VIPIR, the Baron Weather API and Baron alerting technologies. Sherman has a B.S. in Computer Science and is skilled with many languages and technologies including C++, Python, SQL and more.
Glen has worked for WSI Corporation/The Weather Channel Companies and Internet Broadcasting. He brings a unique background and expertise to Baron, where he focuses on our entire suite of digital products, including specialized content for web and mobile offerings, in-car telematics solutions, aviation and agriculture, among others.
Vice President of Marketing
Kim Grantham has over 25 years of experience in marketing communications and strategic marketing and brand management working with technology companies. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts. Post-graduation, Kim began her career working for Universal Data Systems, a Motorola Company, writing and producing the internal newsletter to strengthen internal communications and employee brand adoption. Kim worked at Intergraph Corporation, a global engineering software company as a Marketing Communications Manager. At Baron, Kim is responsible for marketing strategy, brand management and guiding Baron’s award-winning in-house marketing and design department. Kim is a graduate of the 2014 Leadership Management Academy.
Controller and Vice President of Finance
Renee is responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting and personnel functions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources, procurement and inventory control. Prior to joining Baron in February 1999, she was Senior Accountant and corporate Treasurer for RJW Manufacturing. She has also served as Area Resource Manager at Morrow Realty, where she received several awards for Best Financial Management and Top Achiever.
Jon joined Baron in 2021 as Vice President of Integrated Weather Systems. He brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the weather industry, including stops at Vaisala and Quixote. Jon is responsible for the sale of Baron’s innovative line of Doppler radar, numerical weather prediction and fully integrated solutions for countries developing and expanding their national weather infrastructure. Jon graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Atmospheric Sciences.
Tony has been working as an IT professional for over twenty years, having received an Associate of Applied Science and a Bachelor of Science, with a focus on network engineering and network management. Tony has been with Baron since 2005. In that time, he has been instrumental in advancing Baron’s internal information technology solutions, ensuring uninterrupted data flow, establishing a robust internal IT environment, and improving Baron’s production process. In his role as Vice President of Information Technology and Production, Tony is responsible for corporate strategy, execution, and adherence to all internal and external information technology and security solutions. Stewardship of information technology and security has become critical in today’s age of rapid technological advancements, Tony will provide the leadership necessary to ensure the integrity of our systems, data, and security.