Baird, an employee-owned, international capital markets, private equity, wealth and asset management firm, today announced that it has expanded its West Coast team by adding Gregory J. Ingram as Managing Director and Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets. Ingram, a senior investment banking professional with over 25 years of experience, is responsible for jointly overseeing Baird’s equity capital markets efforts and will focus on healthcare, technology and other emerging growth sectors.
“We are very excited to have Greg join our team,” said John Baumgartner
, Director of Equity Capital Markets. “Our footprint in the marketplace continues to expand rapidly and adding a veteran talent like Greg is another significant step in strengthening our presence on the West Coast and deepening our relationships with the venture capital community.”
Added Steve Booth
, Director of Investment Banking, “Expanding our capabilities in serving growth companies continues to be a tremendous opportunity for our firm. Greg’s leadership and experience will further enhance and accelerate that effort.”
Before joining Baird, Ingram served as Head of Equities and Capital Markets for Pacific Growth Equities. Prior to that, Ingram was Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets-Americas for JP Morgan and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Hambrecht & Quist. Greg began his career in 1983 at Bear Stearns.
“Baird’s historic strength in sales, trading and research aligns perfectly with what is strategically important to emerging growth company management teams and their financial sponsors,” said Ingram. “I look forward to working closely with our outstanding team of professionals and helping to finance the next generation of leading growth companies.”
The addition of Ingram represents the continued expansion of Baird’s Equity Capital Markets franchise. Since the beginning of 2008, Baird’s Investment Banking
group has added nine Managing Directors, including John Moriarty
and Renee Ryan in Palo Alto and Anthony Siu
in Shanghai. The firm’s Institutional Sales and Trading
group also has experienced accelerating growth and record activity in recent years, including the expansion of the platform
last August to include new offices in Boston, San Francisco and Stamford, Conn.
Other highlights of Baird’s Equity Capital Markets group include: