Baird announces managing director promotions


Baird has made eight managing director promotions in its global investment banking group. Among those being promoted are Alex Ballantine and Martin Luen in its London office; Brian Cole and Ryan Engelhardt in its Milwaukee office; and James Weck in its Chicago office.

PRESS RELEASE

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 11, 2019 – Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm, today announced the following managing director promotions in the firm’s Global Investment Banking group:

Alex Ballantine – Global Industrial team – London
Brian Cole – Global Technology & Services team – Milwaukee
Ryan Engelhardt – Equity Capital Markets team – Milwaukee
Jon Fitzsimmons – Global Industrial team – Milwaukee
Matt Kessler – Global Technology & Services team – San Francisco
Martin Luen – Global Technology & Services team – London
John Sun – Global Technology & Services team – London
James Weck – Global Healthcare team – Chicago

Baird Global Investment Banking posted its sixth consecutive year of record results for 2018, and now includes more than 350 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. 350 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2014, Baird has completed more than 540 advisory transactions, representing more than nearly $150 billion in transaction value, and 424 financings, raising more than $110 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019 and ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $217 billion in client assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.

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