As Baird celebrates a century of successful financial partnerships, we know it’s not the number of years that matters. It’s the tradition of excellence that started in 1919 with Robert W. Baird and his guiding principle: Clients come first. It’s the understanding that everything we’ve accomplished since then has been because of those clients. It’s the belief that the best is yet to come, and it’s the certainty that the value of our experiences and achievements will always be measured in terms of what we do for our clients.
Learn more in the Storied History section of our 100th anniversary website here.
Baird marked its first 100 years in style, with a three-day gathering that drew more than 7,000 associates, retirees and guests from locations throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia to our Milwaukee headquarters from June 12-14. They were first treated to our 100th Anniversary Welcome Celebration, which showcased the firm’s history with interactive stations, entertainment and a volunteer activity benefitting the United Way. In addition to informative sessions and symposiums, the festivities featured the Baird Annual Meeting for associates and their guests and the 100th Anniversary Finale Fest at the Henry Maier Festival Park, including multiple private concerts with nationally known music artists. President and CEO, Steve Booth, closed the Annual Meeting with a toast to the future of the firm and message to associates: “Thank you for everything you do and will continue to do as we embark on the second hundred years of our firm’s remarkable journey.”
We all look forward to what’s to come. We invite you to consider starting your journey at Baird.