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Brian RauscherBrian F. Rauscher, CFA
Portfolio Strategist

Brian Rauscher is the Chief Portfolio Strategist for equity research. Prior to joining Baird in 2012, he had 18 years of market and portfolio strategy experience, including Chief Portfolio Strategist at Wedge Partners and at Dahlman Rose & Company; U.S. Equity Strategist at Fortress Investment Group; Director of Portfolio Strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman; and U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley. Brian received a BBA with majors in Economics and Finance and an MBA in Finance, both from Temple University.

 

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Mark AltschwagerMark Altschwager
Senior Research Analyst
Softline & Department Store Retail

Mark Altschwager is Baird’s senior analyst covering Softline & Department Store Retail. Mark previously served as the senior associate covering Consumer and Automotive Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, he was a finance intern at S.C. Johnson & Son and at the former Strong Financial Corporation. Mark received a BBA with a double major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA, with high honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance, economics, and strategic management. 

Peter BenedictPeter S. Benedict
Senior Research Analyst
Hardline & Broadline Retail

Peter Benedict is Baird's senior analyst covering Hardline & Broadline Retail. Prior to joining Baird in 2009, he was a senior retail analyst at Wachovia Capital Markets and at CIBC World Markets. Peter also worked at Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Peter received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Craig KennisonCraig R. Kennison, CFA
Director of Research Operations
Senior Research Analyst
Consumer and Automotive

Craig Kennison is Baird’s senior analyst covering Consumer and Automotive Services as well as the Director of Research Operations. Prior to joining Baird in 1999, Craig worked in marketing and sales for the Eureka Company. In 2011, Craig was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal in the Leisure Goods & Services sector. Craig also has been recognized by StarMine for the accuracy of earnings estimates in the automotive sector. He earned Baird’s G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Award for Quality, Integrity, and Service in 2010 and is a United Way Tocqueville Society Member. Craig received a BA in Economics, English, and Philosophy, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Mitchel KummetzMitchel J. Kummetz, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Active/Outdoor

Mitch Kummetz is Baird’s senior analyst covering Active/Outdoor. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, Mitch was a senior analyst covering apparel and footwear brands, as well as specialty retail, for D.A. Davidson & Company and Wedbush Morgan Securities. He was also a senior analyst covering apparel brands at A.G. Edwards & Sons. In 2008, he was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking among the top five analysts in the clothing and accessories sector. He received a BA in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California-San Diego and an MS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Colin SebastianColin Sebastian
Senior Research Analyst
Internet/Interactive Entertainment

Colin Sebastian is Baird’s senior analyst covering Internet/Interactive Entertainment. Prior to joining Baird in 2011, he was a senior research analyst for Lazard/LCM, Thomas Weisel Partners and SoundView, an associate in corporate finance at JP Morgan H&Q, and a business analyst/software application developer at Chubb & Son., Inc. Colin received a BA in Political Science and German from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Finance from UCLA.

David TarantinoDavid E. Tarantino, CFA
Associate Director of Research
Senior Research Analyst
Restaurants

David Tarantino is Baird’s senior analyst covering Restaurants as well as Associate Director of Research. Prior to joining Baird in 2003, he was an assistant brand manager and senior scientist/engineer at Procter & Gamble; previously, he was an intern at Monsanto. David received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago.

Timothy Wojs, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
General Industrial and Building Products

Timothy Wojs is Baird’s Senior Analyst covering General Industrial and Building Products. Tim previously served as the Senior Associate covering Business Process Outsourcing. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, he was an intern for Baird Investment Management. Timothy received his BA in Finance from Marquette University. 

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Ethan BellamyEthan H. Bellamy
Senior Research Analyst
Master Limited Partnerships

Ethan Bellamy is Baird’s senior analyst covering Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and U.S. Royalty Trusts. Prior to joining Baird in 2010, he was a sell-side analyst at Wunderlich Securities in Denver for two years. Prior to rejoining sell-side research, he worked on the buy-side as the Director of Research for the Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Funds in Lehman Private Equity in Houston, TX. Prior to joining Lehman, Ethan covered MLPs at Stifel Nicolaus as a senior analyst. He began his career at Stifel covering cable and media equities out of Denver. Ethan was the No. 2 stock picker in the U.S. in 2010 in the Starmine/Financial Times annual survey. He was the No. 1 stock picker in the oil, gas and consumable fuels sector in the 2009 survey. Ethan holds a BA from Clemson University and an MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Ben KalloBen J. Kallo, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Energy Technology & Resources Management

Ben Kallo is Baird’s senior analyst covering Energy Technology & Resource Management. He has more than 10+ years of experience in financial markets, including equity research positions at Stanford Group Company and Pacific Growth Equities LLC. Before pursuing equity research, he was a wealth manager at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith Inc. Ben received a BA in Economics from California State University-Humboldt and an MA in Economics from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Daniel KatzenbergDaniel Katzenberg
Senior Research Analyst
Exploration & Production

Daniel Katzenberg is Baird’s senior analyst covering Exploration & Production. Prior to joining Baird in 2013, he worked at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. for eight years, most recently as senior equity research analyst for coverage of oil & gas E&P companies. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA in Financial Management from Pace University.

Daniel LebenDaniel R. Leben, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Oil Services & Equipment

Dan Leben is Baird’s senior analyst covering Oilfield Services & Equipment. Dan has been a senior analyst at Baird since 2008 covering the information services sector. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, he was an assistant research analyst at J.C. Bradford & Co. for business-to-business commerce. In both 2013 and 2012, Dan was recognized by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Professional Services. In 2011, he was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking No. 1 in Advertising and Publishing. Dan received a BA in Economics and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, both from Vanderbilt University. .

David ParkerDavid E. Parker
Senior Research Analyst
Utilities

Dave Parker is Baird’s senior analyst covering Utilities. Prior to joining Baird in 1993, he followed the utilities industry for A.G. Edwards & Sons and Duff & Phelps Investment Research. Before becoming an analyst, he spent 12 years in several finance-related positions at CMS Energy, a diversified electric and gas utility headquartered in Michigan. In 2013, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 1 earnings estimator in Multi-Utilities, No. 2 stock picker in Water Utilities, No. 3 earnings estimator in Electric Utilities and No. 3 earnings estimator in Water Utilities. In 2012, StarMine ranked him No. 3 stock picker in Multi-Utilities and also the No. 3 earnings estimator in Electric Utilities. In 2008, StarMine ranked him Top 3 industry estimator and Top 3 industry stock picker in Multi-Utilities, and ranked Dave No. 1 in 2006 and No. 2 in 2005 for accuracy in estimating earnings in Multi-Utilities. In 2001, Reuters ranked Dave as the No. 1 Utilities analyst covering small- and mid-cap companies, and in 2000, he was named to The Wall Street Journal’s All-Star Analysts Team.

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David GeorgeDavid A. George, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
US Banks

David George is Baird’s senior analyst covering U.S. Banks. Prior to joining Baird in 2007, he was a senior analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons, covering large- and mid-cap regional banks as well as the trust and processing banks. In 2004, he was named a Top 50 Analyst by Bloomberg magazine, finishing first in stock selection in the Regional Bank category. He also has seven years of experience in the banking industry, as he held senior commercial lending positions with both Fifth Third Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares. David received a BA in Sociology from the College of Wooster (Ohio).

Bryce RoweBryce W. Rowe, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Community Banks / Business Development Companies

Bryce Rowe is Baird’s senior analyst covering Community Banks / Business Development Companies. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, Bryce held equity analyst positions at several regional brokerage firms with the most recent being Legg Mason. In 2011, Bryce was selected for The Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street Analyst Survey for Commercial Banks and Savings & Loans, ranking No. 4, and his second recognition by The Wall Street Journal. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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Jeffery ElliottJeffrey T. Elliott, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Life Sciences & Diagnostics

Jeffrey Elliott is Baird’s senior analyst covering Life Sciences & Diagnostics. Prior to joining Baird in 2007, he was a senior business analyst -- logistics and distribution at Walgreen Corporation and a senior consultant at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting. Jeffrey received an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.

Eric ColdwellEric W. Coldwell
Senior Research Analyst
Health Care Distribution & Services

Eric Coldwell is Baird’s senior analyst covering Health Care Distribution & Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2003, he was a senior analyst in pharmaceutical and biotechnology services at Prudential Securities, a senior analyst in life sciences at Wachovia Securities and an investment analyst at Morehead Investment Advisors. In 2011, Eric was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking No. 2 in the Health Care Providers sector. This is Eric’s third recognition by The Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he was ranked by StarMine in 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2010 either as a top three earnings estimator or stock picker, or both. In 2009, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 1 stock picker in Health Care Providers & Services. Eric received a BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Queens University.

Jeffrey JohnsonJeffrey D. Johnson, OD, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Medical Technology

Jeff Johnson is Baird’s senior analyst covering Medical Technology. Prior to joining Baird in 2003, he was an optometrist and the associate director of Refractive Surgery Services at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He was also an instructor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, an adjunct assistant professor of optometry at the New England College of Optometry and an equity research intern at Baird. Jeff received his MBA from Northwestern University, graduated summa cum laude and as salutatorian from the Illinois College of Optometry, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Whit MayoWhit Mayo
Senior Research Analyst
Health Care Facilities & Services

Whit Mayo is Baird’s senior analyst covering Health Care Facilities & Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2008, he was a senior analyst at Stephens Inc. covering Healthcare Facilities & Services, specifically acute care hospitals, behavioral hospitals, alternate site and post-acute providers as well as Healthcare IT. Prior to joining Stephens Inc., Whit was an investment analyst at Reliance Trust. In 2008, he was recognized in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” annual survey in the Health-Care Providers sector. He received a BA in Economics from The University of the South (Sewanee), in Sewanee, Tenn.

Christopher RaymondChristopher J. Raymond
Senior Research Analyst
Biotechnology

Chris Raymond is Baird’s senior analyst covering Biotechnology. Prior to joining Baird in 2002, he was a biotech analyst at Prudential and Prudential Vector Healthcare Group. Previously, he spent 10 years with Baxter Healthcare and G.D. Searle, where he focused on marketing oncology and cellular therapy products. In 2012, Chris was recognized by StarMine as No. 2 earnings estimator in Biotechnology. In 2004, he was named among the “Best on the Street” in The Wall Street Journal survey, ranking No. 3 in Biotechnology. He serves on the advisory board for the Financial Markets Institute at the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. Chris received a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Brian SkorneyBrian P. Skorney, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Biotechnology

Brian Skorney is Baird’s senior analyst covering Biotechnology. Prior to joining Baird in 2012, he was a senior vice president in equity research at Brean Murray Carrett & Co, a vice president in equity research at ThinkEquity, LLC, and a research analyst at Susquehanna International Group, LLC, all in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. He also worked as a coordinator and lab manager at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Brian received a BS in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from New York University.

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Mircea DobreMircea (Mig) Dobre, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Diversified Industrial & Machinery

Mircea Dobre is Baird’s senior analyst covering Diversified Industrial & Machinery. Prior to joining Baird’s Equity Research Department in 2009, he was a Senior Investment Consultant at Baird for seven years and a consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Mircea received a BS in finance from Ferris State University and an MBA with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.

Rick EastmanRick Eastman, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Advanced Industrial Equipment

Rick Eastman is Baird’s senior analyst covering Advanced Industrial Equipment. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, he was a Managing Director and Director of Research at Tucker Cleary. Before joining Tucker Cleary in 1993, Rick worked at William Blair & Company as a senior analyst and, before that, at Blunt, Ellis & Loewi as a research analyst. In 2007, he was honored as a Master Stock Picker in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey – Electronic & Electrical Equipment. This marked the fifth consecutive year in which Rick was recognized as among the Best on the Street in the categories of Electronic & Electrical Equipment, Machinery and General Industrial. In both 2008 and 2007, StarMine ranked Rick Top 3 Industry Stock Picker in the Electronic Equipment & Instruments Industry. In 2006, StarMine ranked Rick among the top three for stock-picking skills in Machinery and Electronic Equipment & Instruments. He received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Michael HalloranMichael Halloran, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Process Controls

Michael Halloran is Baird’s senior analyst covering Process Controls. Prior to joining Baird in 2004, Mike worked for the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Frank J. Remington Center. In 2012, he was recognized by StarMine as the No. 1 earnings estimator in Electrical Equipment. He received a BS in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Benjamin HartfordBenjamin J. Hartford, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Diversified Industrial & Machinery

Ben Hartford is Baird’s senior analyst covering Transportation/Logistics.  Ben has covered the transport sector since joining Baird in 2005, and has had senior analyst responsibilities since 2011.  In November 2012 he was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Institutional Investor Magazine’s 2012 All-America Research Team Rising Stars list; and by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Road & Rail in 2012 and the No. 1 earnings estimator in Air Freight & Logistics in 2013.  Ben received a BS with honors in Finance and an MS in Accounting from Indiana University.

Ben KalloBen J. Kallo, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Energy Technology & Resources Management

Ben Kallo is Baird’s senior analyst covering Energy Technology and Resources Management. Prior to joining Baird in 2009, he was an analyst covering clean technology at Stanford Group Company and at Pacific Growth Equities LLC, and a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch.  Ben received a BA in Economics from California State University-Humboldt and an MA in Economics from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Craig KennisonCraig R. Kennison, CFA
Director of Research Operations
Senior Research Analyst 
Automotive Services 

Craig Kennison is Baird’s senior analyst covering Consumer and Automotive Services as well as the Director of Research Operations. Prior to joining Baird in 1999, Craig worked in marketing and sales for the Eureka Company. In 2011, Craig was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal in the Leisure Goods & Services sector. Craig also has been recognized by StarMine for the accuracy of earnings estimates in the automotive sector. He earned Baird’s G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Award for Quality, Integrity, and Service in 2010 and is a United Way Tocqueville Society Member. Craig received a BA in Economics, English, and Philosophy, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program.

David LeikerDavid Leiker, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Global Auto and Truck

David Leiker is Baird’s senior analyst covering the Global Auto & Truck Suppliers. David rejoined Baird in 1997 after nine years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt, Inc., and two earlier years at Baird. He was named runner-up in the Reuters Institutional Investor survey in the Autos & Auto Parts industry among Boutique investment firms; was four times selected for The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Analyst Survey; and recognized many times by Forbes as a Blue Chip Analyst for stock picking and earnings estimating. He received a BSBA degree in Finance from Creighton University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he participated in the Applied Security Analysis Program.

David MantheyDavid J. Manthey, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Industrial Distribution Services

David Manthey is Baird’s senior analyst covering Industrial Distribution & Services Prior to joining Baird in 1995, he worked at Strong/Corneliuson Capital Management. In both 2013 and 2012, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 1 stock picker in Trading Companies & Distributors, and in 2012 as the No. 3 stock picker in Commercial Services & Supplies. In 2011, he was ranked No. 3 in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” survey. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 1 stock picker in Trading Companies & Distributors. In 2006 StarMine ranked David No. 2 earnings estimator in Trading Companies & Distributors. David, who is a CompTIA Network+ certified professional, was named one of the top 10 analysts in the Reuters Survey’s Industrial and IT categories in 1998, and in the Computers category in 2000. The surveys evaluated research coverage of small- to mid-cap companies. David earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Indiana University, with a major in Finance and a minor in Management Information Systems.

Ghansham PanjabiGhansham Panjabi, PhD
Senior Research Analyst
Packaging & Coatings

Ghansham Panjabi is Baird’s senior analyst covering Packaging & Coatings. Prior to joining Baird in 2009, he was a senior research analyst covering Containers & Packaging at Wachovia Securities and at Lehman Brothers Inc. Ghansham received an MS in Economics and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California – Davis and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington – Seattle.

Andrew WittmannAndrew J. Wittmann, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Industrial Services

Andrew Wittmann is Baird’s senior analyst covering Facility Services and Industrial Services (Engineering & Construction). Since joining Baird in 2006, Andrew has covered commercial real estate (REITs) and hotel and leisure stocks before joining Baird’s Business Services and Industrial research platforms. In 2013, Greenwich Associates/Bloomberg recognized him in its survey of America’s Best Stock analysts for Commercial and Consumer services, while also being ranked by StarMine as the No.1 earnings estimator in Construction & Engineering and the No. 2 earnings estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies. In 2012, Andrew was recognized by StarMine as the No. 3 estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies. Prior to Baird he was a systems design engineer with Ford Motor Company. Andrew has an MBA from Indiana University, an MS in Engineering with an Applied Statistics focus from Purdue University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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David LoebDavid Loeb
Senior Research Analyst
Hotel REITs & C-Corps

David Loeb joined Baird in 2006 as senior analyst and Managing Director responsible for Baird’s coverage of hotel REITs & select hotel C-corps. Prior to joining Baird, he maintained similar coverage as a Managing Director in Friedman Billings Ramsey’s research department. During his 20 years of research experience he developed a significant background in the hotel space having covered it since 1993. He also brings equity research experience from Credit Lyonnais Securities, CIBC World Markets (formerly Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.) and Bank of America. In 2013, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 3 earnings estimator in Hotels & Leisure. David In 2007-2010, he was ranked by StarMine as Top 3 Industry Estimator in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and hotel/gaming industries, with a No. 1 ranking in 2008. He earned a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University and an MBA from Washington University.

David RodgersDavid B. Rodgers, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Office, Industrial, Data Center, Timber and Labspace REITs

David Rodgers is Baird’s senior analyst covering Real Estate – Office, Industrial, Data Center, Timber and Labspace REITs.  Prior to joining Baird in 2012, he was Office / Industrial REIT senior equity research analyst at RBC Capital Markets for six years and Multifamily REITs senior equity research analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets (McDonald Investments, Inc.).  David received a BS in Business with majors in Accountancy and Finance from Miami University.

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Steven AshleySteven M. Ashley
Senior Research Analyst
Software & SaaS

Steve Ashley is Baird’s senior analyst covering Software & SaaS. A financial analyst for 20 years, Steve joined Baird in 1996. Previously, he was an analyst with Cleary Gull Inc. and with Blunt, Ellis & Loewi, both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During his career, Steve has been named in The Wall Street Journal “All-Star Analysts’ Survey,” and highlighted as one of the NASDAQ-StarMine top analysts within the Internet Software & Services industry. He received a BBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tristan GerraTristan Gerra
Senior Research Analyst
Semiconductor Components

Tristan Gerra is Baird's senior analyst covering Semiconductors Components, joining Baird in 2004. Tristan has 20 years of experience in equity research including 15 years in semiconductor components. Tristan is currently responsible for the coverage of 18 large-cap and small-cap semiconductor companies. Prior to Baird, Tristan held analyst positions in the equity research departments of the Soundview Technology Group, Prudential Securities, Montgomery Securities, and Dean Witter Reynolds.

David KoningDavid J. Koning, CFA

Senior Research Analyst
Business Process Outsourcing

David Koning is Baird’s senior analyst covering Business Process Outsourcing. Prior to joining Baird in 2002, he was an equity analyst at Holland Capital Management and a commercial lender and commercial credit analyst at Comerica Bank. David received a BA in Mathematics and Business from Calvin College and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Mark MarconMark S. Marcon, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Human Capital Technology & Solutions

Mark Marcon is Baird’s senior analyst covering Human Capital Technology & Solutions. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, Mark was at Wachovia Securities for seven years, where he was a senior business services analyst specializing in the human capital solutions sector. He was named as an Institutional Investor All-America Runner-Up in 2008 and 2009, and was also named as a Forbes Blue Chip Analyst for those same years. He was also named a StarMine award winner for 2009. Before joining Wachovia, Mark covered the same sector for four years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt. He began his professional career at Leo Burnett Worldwide, where he spent five years specializing in business analysis and planning. Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey MeulerJeffrey P. Meuler, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Information & Education Solutions

Jeffrey Meuler is Baird’s senior analyst covering Information & Education Solutions. Jeff previously served as the senior associate covering Human Capital Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, he worked at Guaranty Bank. In 2013, he was ranked by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Diversified Consumer Services. Jeffrey received a BBA in Accounting & Information Systems, Finance, Investment and Banking, and Risk Management and Insurance, from the University of Wisconsin.

Jayson NolandJayson Noland, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
IT Solutions & Networking

Jayson Noland is Baird’s senior analyst covering IT Solutions & Networking. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, he worked for technology firms in the Silicon Valley in engineering and business development roles. In both 2008 and 2009, he was included in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst rankings – Computers and Office Equipment. In 2009, he was designated as an Institutional Investor “Best Up and Comer” – IT Hardware. Jayson received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago

William PowerWilliam V. Power, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Communication Services & Technology

Will Power is Baird’s senior analyst covering Communication Services & Technology. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, he worked at J.C. Bradford & Co. and Hoak Breedlove Wesneski & Co. covering wireless communications, and at Fidelity Investments before that. He is a five-time winner of The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analysts survey, including ranking No. 1 in 2012 in the Telecommunications Equipment category. Will has also been recognized multiple times by StarMine for both stock picking and earnings estimates accuracy, including No. 1 in 2012 stock picking for the Communication Equipment category. He graduated with a BA cum laude from Tulane University.

Colin SebastianColin Sebastian

Senior Research Analyst
Internet/Interactive Entertainment

Colin Sebastian is Baird’s senior analyst covering Internet/Interactive Entertainment. Prior to joining Baird in 2011, Colin spent six years at Lazard Capital Markets having established the company’s Internet and Video Game research practice. Colin also worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan/Hambrecht & Quist. Prior to Wall Street, Colin was a business analyst developing software at Chubb Corporation, and was a co-founder and CFO of Latin American career services website Detacuche.com. Colin appears frequently in the financial and industry press, including CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, among others. Colin graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University and with an MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Andrew  WittmannAndrew J. Wittmann, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Facilities Services

Andrew Wittmann is Baird’s senior analyst covering Facility & Industrial Services. Since joining Baird in 2006, Andrew has covered commercial real estate (REITs) and hotel and leisure stocks before joining Baird’s Business Services research platform.  In 2012, he was recognized by StarMine as the No. 3 earnings estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies. He received an MBA from Indiana University, an MS in Engineering with an Applied Statistics focus from Purdue University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.