Baird beefs up team with new hire

Craig Rogowski has joined Baird‘s global investment banking business as a director on its global technology and services team. Previously, he worked at Pacific Crest Securities, a tech unit at KeyBanc Capital Markets.


Silicon Valley, Calif. August 14, 2017 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Craig Rogowski has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Director on its Global Technology & Services team. Rogowski will focus on the software sector. His addition to the team represents the ongoing growth and expansion of Baird’s Technology investment banking practice. He will be based out of Baird’s Silicon Valley, Calif. office.

Rogowski brings more than 17 years of investment banking and corporate development experience to Baird. Most recently, he spent over 10 years focused on the software sector at Pacific Crest Securities, the tech division of KeyBanc Capital Markets. In this role, Rogowski worked on a broad range of M&A advisory, private placement and public offering transactions and played a key role in building the firm’s software practice. Earlier in his career, Rogowski worked in a corporate development role at Seagate Technology, a data storage company, and held investment banking positions at UBS and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

“We are thrilled that Craig has decided to continue his career at Baird,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird’s Global Technology & Services Investment Banking group. “His extensive experience in software and technology will be greatly additive to our technology investment banking practice.”

“I am very excited to join the Baird team, especially at a time of continued growth for the firm’s global Technology & Services practice,” said Rogowski. “I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the team as we work to provide strong results for our investment banking clients.”

Baird’s Global Technology practice has expanded in the past year, adding top talent and experiencing strong deal flow momentum. Rogowski is the second senior banker to join the firm’s Global Technology & Services platform within the past year. In June, Baird added Andrew Rippy in Portland, Ore.

Today, Baird’s Global Technology & Services platform includes more than 50 investment bankers, who have completed more than 280 M&A and financing transactions since 2007, 11 Senior Research Analysts covering nearly 200 Technology stocks and a dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team that makes a market in approximately 600 technology stocks and has traded over 1 billion shares of Technology stocks in the last twelve months. Baird also hosts an annual Global Consumer, Technology & Services investor conference, which features more than 175 presenting companies, 1,700 attendees and 3,500 one-on-one meetings.

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 270 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 2012, Baird has completed nearly 430 advisory transactions representing more than $113 billion in transaction value and 518 financings raising more than $135 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $171 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. 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 Web site at