“We>I is about individual talent that is fantastic, coming together as a team, trying to provide the best outcomes for our clients. We think the team is more powerful than any one individual alone.”
Chief Human Resources Officer
Baird is a team in the very best sense, sharing expertise, championing and recognizing excellence, and serving alongside one another in our offices and in our communities. We all have something invaluable at stake with every action we take. We stress the importance of partnership with our clients and colleagues in finding the best solutions. We have an unparalleled culture of ideas, pride and respect for all associates, regardless of role.
To provide the best financial advice and service to our clients and be the best place to work for our associates.
Nothing means more to us than the success of those we serve. It is the source of our satisfaction with our work as well as our continued legacy of excellence. Here are the ideals we live by:
“We are in the business of making decisions and helping our clients make decisions. The more diversity you have around the table when evaluating those decisions, the better those decisions will be.”
President – Baird Capital
We welcome and support talented, ethical individuals of different cultural and professional backgrounds, valuing the way their diverse skills, education, interests, goals, and experiences inform their perspectives. As a result, our teams can employ multiple views to identify the innovative solutions our clients need. Through targeted programs, internal associate resource groups, and diversity recruiting and community partners, we assemble some of the most inclusive teams in financial services. Explore further to see how we help them realize their career objectives, and how they help us succeed.Learn More
“We find that most of our people got into this business because they care. We appreciate that and we know it’s not something that stops at the end of the workday.”
Laura Thurow – Director of Wealth Solutions and Operations
American financier and Baird Vice Chairman John G. Taft said it best: “The ultimate purpose of finance is to improve people’s lives.” At Baird, we agree. We know we can’t be successful if our communities aren’t successful, and it’s time, effort, and financial resources well spent to ensure the future of our neighborhoods, our industry, and ultimately, the world we all share. Read on to see how you can make a difference in lots of different ways through the Baird Foundation, Baird Gives Back Week, Baird Cares, and other initiatives.Learn More
Some organizations talk about being invested in their work. At Baird, we actually are. Approximately 65% of our associates are shareholders in our firm, and we all share in the profits realized when our clients succeed. As an employee-owned and privately held firm, we can take a longer view of the way we run our business and reinvest in what’s best for our clients.
We view our clients’ goals and successes as our own. We do what’s best for everyone involved. From our point of view, ownership is a collaborative effort that encompasses our values, actions, and results. We do more than believe in our principles; we invest our time, talent, and ambition in bringing them to life every day.
We believe the industry honors and recognitions we earn validate our cultural principles and the way we choose to run our business. Some of the most treasured are those related to excellence in the workplace whether citing our entire organization, our associate resource groups, our outreach efforts, or one of our many talented associates. These distinctions say a lot about our people. It’s good to know that they feel truly appreciated, engaged, and inspired to do their best work within the organization we all have a hand in shaping.View All