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Gary Claar

Gary Claar

Joined Stern 2016

Leonard N. Stern School of Business




Gary Claar is the founder and Managing Member of Claar Advisors LLC, organized in 2013 as an investment advisor to family offices. From 2001 to 2012, he was a founding partner and co-portfolio manager at JANA Partners LLC, an investment firm known for activism and special situation investing. Prior to JANA, Mr. Claar founded and ran Marathon Advisors LLC, an investment management firm. He began his career as a corporate attorney with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

Mr. Claar is a 1988 graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a 1991 graduate of the NYU School of Law. Mr. Claar is on the Board and Executive Committee of UJA-Federation of New York and a Director of The KCF Foundation.

Courses Taught

  • Topics in Investments: Special Situations and Activism (FINC-GB.3176)

Academic Background

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

New York University, School of Law