Cory M. Baker is an industry veteran in the brand management and investment sector. Cory is also the co-founder of Marquee Brands and formerly the Chief Operating Officer and member of the Marquee Board of Managers. Marquee, a brand management company sponsored by Neuberger Berman has amassed a global portfolio of brands that includes: BCBGMaxAzria, Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Sur La Table, and many others. Mr. Baker’s career and experience spans over 20 years across intellectual property, brand management, M&A, licensing and marketing. Prior to co-founding Marquee Brands, Baker was Principal & Founder of Julian Wolf, a brand management & business development agency serving a wide range of clients in fashion, sports and entertainment including Sony Pictures Television. Before founding Julian Wolf in 2013, Mr. Baker was the Managing Director of Brand Strategy and Development at Infinity Lifestyle Brands, heading up the company's brands division and overseeing all licensing, marketing, strategy, and development for the private equity portfolio. Mr. Baker also served as Vice President of Business Affairs at Iconix Brand Group, Inc., where his role on the management team included closing on over $1 billion in brand acquisitions and joint ventures and growing the portfolio from 12 to 24 global brands. At Iconix, Mr. Baker also helped strategize the company’s international marketing and brand management to develop cross-brand licensing expansion programs for the entire roster. Mr. Baker began his career as an attorney specializing in intellectual property, corporate law, licensing and anti-counterfeiting focused on clients in fashion, media and hospitality.