Financial Services

Mark MicklemMark C. Micklem
Managing Director
Head of Financial Services Group


Mark joined Baird Investment Banking in 2005 as head of its Financial Services group to provide both equity and debt financing and M&A advisory services to banks and thrifts, specialty finance organizations, including business development and insurance companies, along with other companies in the financial services sector.

Before joining Baird, Mark was with Legg Mason for more than 21 years, including the last 10 years serving as head of Legg Mason's Financial Services Investment Banking group. Mark graduated cum laude from Virginia Tech and received his MBA there.


Paul EggePaul Egge


Paul Egge joined Baird in 2009 and is focused on advising financial services clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising with a particular focus on banks, business development companies and specialty finance companies. Prior to joining Baird, Paul worked as a financial services investment banker with FBR Capital Markets and Ryan Beck & Co. Paul received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the College of William and Mary.