Aaron R. Sokol
Aaron is a principal at Paratum Inc. focusing on creating and utilizing innovative structured solutions for high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, and hedge funds. Preceding the formation of Paratum Inc., Aaron was a Managing Director of Euram Structured Products with primary responsibility for client marketing, and whose remit included Euram’s products and services related to Asset Management, Private Banking and Corporate Finance.
Prior to joining Euram, Aaron was a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc. in Los Angeles where his responsibilities included providing global investment management services for existing and prospective clients. He also offered wealthy individuals and families innovative and customized solutions in the areas of wealth preservation, investment analytics, restricted and control stock management, and philanthropic planning.
Aaron joined Bear, Stearns and Co., Inc. from Los Angeles based Deutsche Bank Alex Brown where he was responsible for new business development as well as global financial advisory services for high net-worth individuals. Aaron also was a portfolio manager and Vice President at Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. overseeing investment portfolios for high net-worth individuals and companies. He began his financial services career after graduate school in Corporate Finance as an Assistant Vice President at First Chicago Capital Markets, Inc., and just before that, as an Associate in Corporate Finance at Nationsbank Capital Markets, Inc.
Aaron earned his J.D. in 1993 from Boston University School of Law, and completed his M.B.A. in Finance and New Venture Management from the University of Southern California in 1991. In 1987, Aaron graduated with a B.S. in History from Yeshiva University in New York.
Lawrence Etah is the Director of Paratum Sports responsible for overseeing and engaging with current and former professional athletes. In his capacity, Lawrence acts a liason between Paratum Sports and athletes assisting them in managerial, marketing, and financial solutions and products. Lawrence works extensively with NBA, NFL, MLS and MLB athletes as well as professional teams and their owners.
Prior to joining Paratum Sports, Lawrence began his professional career as a Sports Management Consultant helping with managing professional athletes, conducting marketing, and handling endorsement deals on behalf of sports agencies.
Lawrence holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. At Dillard, Lawrence played Division One Men’s Basketball and was awarded the Billy Ray Hobley award for best Student-Athlete.