Mounce joins Baird Capital

Baird Capital said Monday that Melissa Mounce has joined as VP of Human Capital. Mounce previously was the Global Divisional Talent Acquisition Leader for Abbott. Baird is the private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co.


CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 – Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), announced today that Melissa Mounce has joined the firm as Vice President of Human Capital. In this newly created role, Mounce will work with companies across Baird Capital’s global investment portfolio in building talent strategies, teams and networks to drive growth and value.


“Providing our companies with the right people to execute their strategy is a major value driver across our platform,” said Gordon Pan, Managing Partner of Baird Capital. “Melissa’s deep global expertise in identifying exceptional talent and building great teams will greatly enhance our efforts to meet our investment goals.”


Prior to joining Baird Capital, Mounce was the Global Divisional Talent Acquisition Leader for Abbott, overseeing the recruitment function for all four global divisions, the executive search function and recruiting operations. She also served as the Global Recruiting Operations Leader in Aon Hewitt’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing business, and worked as Talent Acquisition Leader at PNC Bank. Mounce began her career as a global business strategist at Motorola and management consultant with Ernst & Young. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Illinois State University as well as a MBA from Northern Illinois University. Mounce serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruiting (STAR) Chicago and the Foglia YMCA.


“Businesses that proactively identify key human capital needs and build around the right set of talented individuals have a significant competitive advantage,” said Mounce. “I’m pleased to be joining Baird Capital in this new role and look forward to working with this team to drive investment results.”




About Baird Capital

Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 280 companies over its history, Baird Capital partners with entrepreneurs and, leveraging its executive networks, strives to build exceptional companies. Baird Capital provides operational support to its portfolio companies through teams on the ground in Asia, a proactive portfolio operations team and a deep network of relationships which together strive to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co.  For more information, please visit