Mr. Baer is responsible for managing all elements of the firm’s energy retrofit strategy. Mr. Baer was most recently the Head of Global Logistics Services where he was responsible for Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Source-to-Pay, Travel, Sustainability and Corporate Real Estate activities. In this role, he had reengineered and outsourced core elements of the sourcing, technology and associated processes for managing the Bank’s third party vendor spend in excess of $9 billion In addition Mr Baer was responsible billion. addition, Mr. for optimizing and servicing the Bank’s global real estate portfolio which houses some 100,000 staff in approximately 4,000 buildings across 73 countries globally.
In both roles, Mr. Baer was leading Deutsche Bank’s overall sustainability strategy for buildings and internal carbon transformation program. Mr. Baer has held a variety of executive positions within Deutsche Bank including Global Co-Head of Investment Banking IT Infrastructure, CIO Americas, and Integration Executive for the Bankers Trust merger. Most recently Mr. Baer completed the construction, brand launch and company stand-up of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a Deutsche Bank subsidiary, of which Mr. Baer is a Board member. Mr. Baer chaired the Global Real Estate Committee, served on the Group Operating Committee, IT & Operations Committee, Environmental Steering Committee, Global Technology & Operations Executive Committee, and Americas Community Reinvestment Committee for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Baer was also on the Leadership Council for the Corporate EcoForum and as of January 2014 serves on the Board of Directors for the US Green Building Council.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Baer was a Partner with Mitchell Madison Group where he worked as a strategic management consultant for seven years. He was also an off-floor commodities futures trader for several small investment firms after graduating from college. Mr. Baer received his BS degree in Computer Science and Economics with Magna Cum Laude distinction from Duke University and an MBA in Finance and International Business with honors from Columbia University.