Mr. Beard is a Partner at The Claremont Group, a New York based international real estate development firm with concentrations in the U.S., Middle East and West Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Beard served for seven years as President of JMB Capital where he originated, financed and managed private equity and real estate transactions. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Director of Marketing for the Pan Funds, a multi-strategy fund of hedge funds. Prior to that, he served for six years as Vice President and Head of Venture Services at JPMorgan Securities in New York and San Francisco. Mr. Beard earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2006, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 1995. He currently serves as a trustee of the Tsunami Foundation and sits on the Board of Advisors of Readworks.org and The Green Vale School. He and his wife, Veronica, have three children and reside in Glen Cove, NY.
Partner, The Claremont Group