Liao Joins Baird Capital

Gordon Liao has joined Baird Capital Partners as a vice president in the firm's Manufactured Products group. He previously was a principal with Reliant Equity Investors.




Baird Capital Partners (BCP), the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, has added Gordon C. C. Liao as a Vice President on the Manufactured Products team. Based in BCP's Chicago office, Liao will work closely with BCP Partners Andrew Brickman and Gordon Pan.

“We are pleased to have someone with extensive private equity experience in the manufacturing sector join our team,” said Brickman. “Gordon's addition allows us to further accelerate our support of our current portfolio companies while continuing to drive our global value creation strategy.”

Prior to joining Baird, Liao was a Principal at Reliant Equity Investors, a private equity firm in Chicago, where he sourced, managed, executed and monitored manufactured products transactions in the lower middle market. He was previously an Associate at divine, Inc. a publicly traded investment firm and Wind Point Partners, a middle market buyout firm. Liao began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch. Liao received a B.S. in Finance, from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   with Highest Honors, where he was a recipient of the Bronze Tablet, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Toigo Fellow. Liao is also a founding board member of AAAIM, the Association of Asian American Investment Managers.

About Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. Established in 1989, Baird Capital Partners leverages its deep sector knowledge, experienced investment team and extensive operating resources to drive value in its portfolio companies. Baird Capital Partners is supported by operating resources in China (Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai) and India (Bangalore), focused on facilitating and executing Asia sourcing, manufacturing and distribution strategies for BCP's portfolio companies. For more information, please visit

Baird Private Equity, the global private equity group affiliated with Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), makes venture capital, growth equity and buyout investments in smaller, high potential companies in the United States through Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, in China through Baird Capital Partners Asia, and in Europe through Baird Capital Partners Europe and Granville Baird, an affiliated fund manager that invests in Germany. Baird Private Equity has a global team of 80 professionals in nine offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, including over approximately 20 operating professionals in Asia. Baird Private Equity and its affiliates have raised and managed approximately $2.4 billion in capital and invested in over 220 companies since the 1980s. For more information, please visit