Asset Management - Equity Baird Investment Management Team

Baird Investment Management Team
Jonathan Good
J. Randall McLaughlin, CFA
Douglas Guffy
Brad O'Keef
Todd Haschker
Reik Read
Kenneth Hemauer, CFA
Chuck Severson, CFA
Brenda Hutchinson, CFA
Chuck Severson, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Severson has over 25 years of investment experience. He is currently a Senior Portfolio Manager on BIM’s mid cap growth product and covers industrials and software. Mr. Severson earned a Master of Science Degree in Finance in 1987 and BBA degree in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he was a member of the Applied Security Analysis Program. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991.

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Ken Hemauer, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Hemauer has over 18 years of investment experience and currently serves as a Senior Portfolio Manager for BIM's mid cap growth and large cap growth products. He covers financial services and consumer discretionary. Prior to joining BIM he spent seven years in Baird's sell-side Equity Research Department as a Senior Analyst leading the coverage of financial institutions. Mr. Hemauer has both a BBA and Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a member of the Applied Security Analysis Program. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1995.

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Douglas Guffy
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Guffy has over 28 years of investment experience and is a Senior Portfolio Manager on BIM’s large cap growth product. He covers energy, industrials and software. Before joining BIM, he spent just over 9 years as an analyst and portfolio manager with American Express Financial Corp. in Minneapolis. Prior to that he was an equity analyst for Banc One Investment Advisors in Columbus, OH. Mr. Guffy earned his BA in Economics and Government from Anderson University and his MBA from Ball State University.

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Reik Read
Director of Baird Investment Management
Mr. Read has 15 years of investment experience and currently serves as Director of BIM and Senior Research Analyst covering electronic manufacturing and business services. Prior to joining BIM, he spent 11 years with Baird in the equity research department. Reik's experience also includes working as a management consultant with Ernst & Young. During his time at Baird, Reik created a strong franchise in supply chain management and electronics and has been recognized by industry executives and trade groups as having key industry expertise. Reik also participated on several industry advisory committees, including University of Wisconsin e-business consortium, AIM Expo, RFID World. He was also a regular speaker at industry events.

Reik consistently earned high rankings from clients and was recognized in 2006 among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking first in the Electronic & Electrical Equipment sector. He also ranked second in the Electronics category by Forbes in 2008. Reik earned both a B.S. in Economics and an M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Jonathan Good
Senior Research Analyst
Mr. Good has over 12 years of investment experience and currently serves as Senior Research Analyst covering health care and information technology. Before joining BIM, Mr. Good worked at Gartmore Global Investments as an equity analyst for their Global Health Sciences Fund. Prior to joining Gartmore, he spent five years at William Blair & Company as an equity research associate covering Biotech, Lifesciences, Diagnostics and Orthopedics. Mr. Good earned a degree in Applied and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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J. Randall McLaughlin, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Mr. McLaughlin has over 20 years of investment experience and is currently a Portfolio Manager serving high net-worth relationships. Prior to joining Baird Investment Management, he worked for Baird as a Financial Advisor. Mr. McLaughlin graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a BA in Economics in 1989. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1999.

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Brenda Hutchinson, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Ms. Hutchinson has over 23 years of investment experience and is currently a Portfolio Manager serving high net worth relationships. Prior to joining Baird, Ms. Hutchinson was an auditor for a Wisconsin based bank. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee earning a BBA in Finance summa cum laude in 1989. She earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1998.

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Todd Haschker
Director of Sales
Mr. Haschker has over 17 years of investment experience and currently serves as the Director of Sales. Before joining Baird, he worked at Heartland Advisors, overseeing the relationships within the investment consultant community. Mr. Haschker graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, earning a BS degree in Economics.

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Brad O'Keef
BIM Institutional Sales
Brad has more than 17 years of investment experience and currently serves as BIM’s Institutional Sales Representative to Registered Investment Advisors. Prior to joining Baird, he worked as Director of Private Wealth & Trust at Janus Capital and Principal and Regional Director at Madison Investment Advisors. Brad graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1994 with a degree in communications and public address.

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