Baird, an employee-owned international financial services firm and one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, announced today it has expanded its equity trading
platform to include a number of veteran traders and new trading desks in Boston, San Francisco, and Stamford, Conn. The new traders and desks will be closely coordinated and in constant communication with Baird’s Milwaukee headquarters, where the firm’s principal trading will continue to be housed.
“We are expanding our equity trading platform to best serve our current and future clients, while continuing to attract the best talent to Baird and opening up additional recruiting opportunities,” said Paul Purcell
, Baird Chairman, President & CEO. “We are very well-positioned to continue building on the tremendous growth in our equity research, investment banking and institutional trading businesses.”
“These new desks bring us closer to some of our biggest clients and have already enabled us to bring some really talented professionals to the firm,” said Bill Mahler
, Baird’s Director of Institutional Services
. “Our new traders possess meaningful skill sets developed through their vast experience, and are strong fits culturally for Baird.”
Baird’s Boston desk is located in the firm’s existing office space at One Post Office Square, Suite 3620. The desk is manned by Ed Quinn, a Massachusetts native, who joined Baird after 16 years as a member of the Boston sales and trading desk at Jefferies & Company.
Jack Byrne and Brady Muir staff Baird’s San Francisco trading desk. Byrne is a past board member of the San Francisco Security Traders Association and helped build Morgan Stanley’s West Coast business in San Francisco after working in that firm’s New York office for nine years. Muir also joined Baird from Morgan Stanley, where he spent three years in New York working various trading desks, options, programs and equities before relocating to San Francisco in 1999 as a sales trader.
Rick Dunn and Adam White bring more than three decades of combined institutional sales and trading experience to Baird’s Stamford desk. Over the past 24 years, Dunn has covered buy-side trading desks and developed institutional client relationships with a number of firms including CIBC World Markets, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Natwest Markets in New York and Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York and London. White was previously a trader at Prudential, Thomas Weisel and Morgan Stanley, and comes to Baird with 10 years of experience.
The addition of new traders and trading desks is just the latest development in the continued expansion of Baird’s Equity Capital Markets group, which includes institutional sales & trading
, investment banking
and equity research
. The group has experienced tremendous growth and record activity in recent years. Highlights include: