Gilbert L. (Chip) Baird III
Chip Baird III has served on our board of directors since June 2018. Mr. Baird is the Co-Founder and a Managing Partner of GreyLion Capital LP. Prior to GreyLion, Mr. Baird was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners where in 2012, he co-founded the PWP Growth Equity strategy which spun out into GreyLion Capital in 2020. Mr. Baird has been in the private equity industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience across a wide range of industries, having served on the boards of over 20 portfolio companies. Prior to Perella Weinberg Partners, Mr. Baird was a Partner at Weston Presidio. Previously, Mr. Baird was a private equity investor with The Beacon Group where he focused on business and industrial services, energy, and general manufacturing companies. Mr. Baird began his career in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch, working on mergers and acquisitions, high-yield financings and public equity offerings. Mr. Baird received his BS in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Baird was selected to our board of directors because of his experience in finance and capital structure. Mr. Baird serves as Chair of The RealReal's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of its Compensation, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.