Industrial

 

Paul T. Rogalski
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Head of Industrial Investment Banking
Paul Rogalskiprogalski@rwbaird.com

Paul joined Baird in 1995 and is the Head of Industrial Investment Banking. Paul has more than 25 years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in a wide variety of financing and M&A transactions. Before joining Baird, he was a Partner at Vector Securities International. Earlier, he was a Senior Vice President in the Investment Banking group at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in Chicago. He received an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his JD cum laude from Northwestern’s School of Law. He earned his undergraduate degree with high honors from the University of Notre Dame.

Justin T. Albert
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Justin Albertjalbert@rwbaird.com

Justin is a Managing Director in Baird's Industrial Group. With over 10 years of investment banking experience, he has completed over 30 M&A and financing transactions with an aggregate value of more than $12 billion for a broad range of publicly traded, sponsor-owned and privately owned companies in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining Baird in 2003, Justin was with Deutsche Bank Securities for nearly five years where he worked on numerous M&A and financing transactions primarily in the industrial sector. He received his MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and graduated with a BA degree in Economics from Haverford College.

Joachim Beickler
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Joachim Beicklerjbeickler@rwbaird.com

Before joining Baird in 2008, Joachim was managing partner at two Frankfurt-based investment banking firms, Drueker & Co. from 1997 to 2005 and at Doertenbach & Co. He has advised German and international clients on merger and acquisition transactions, initial public offerings and delistings. Joachim has lived and worked in the U.S. for many years. As an executive for General Motors, he was responsible for acquisitions and divestitures, both in the U.S. and internationally. From 1993 to 1997 he was Chief Financial Officer of Linde AG. Joachim graduated as an engineer from Darmstadt Technical University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Joel A. Cohen
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Joel Cohenjcohen@rwbaird.com

Joel is a Managing Director in Baird's Industrial Group and is focused on the Industrial Technology sector; he is also a member of Baird's Fairness Opinion Committee. Joel provides mergers and acquisition and financial advisory services to clients in a variety of industrial technology verticals, including Test & Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors, Process Technology, Automation Solutions and Testing/Tech-enabled services and software.

Before joining Baird in 1994, Joel was a member of the Kidder, Peabody & Co. Investment Banking Group. He received his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and holds a BS in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University.

Christian Colucci
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Chris Colucciccolucci@rwbaird.com

Christian is a Director in Baird's Industrial Group and has over 10 years of investment banking experience focused on M&A advisory and capital raising for middle market and large capitalization companies in the industrial sector. Prior to joining Baird, Christian was a Vice President in the Industrial Group at Deutsche Bank Securities and earlier an Associate in the Global Industries Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York and began his investment banking career as a Financial Analyst in the M&A group at Banc of America Securities. Christian earned an MBA with high honors and an A.B. degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.

Christopher R. Cooper
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Chris Coopercrcooper@rwbaird.com

Chris joined Baird's Industrial Investment Banking practice in 2004 and assists in public and private equity financings, merger and acquisition assignments, and other financial advisory services for clients in a number of industries.

Prior to joining Baird, Chris was in investment banking at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., where he provided analytical support on transactions primarily in the Energy sector. He received his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago. Prior to attending graduate school, Chris worked in various capacities at ABN Amro and LaSalle Bank. He received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Adam W. Czaia
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Adam Czaiaaczaia@rwbaird.com

Adam is a member of Baird's Vehicle Supply Group. Since joining Baird in 2000, he has participated in numerous equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and other financial advisory services in roles of increasing responsibility. Adam received an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated, with honors, from Marquette University with a BS degree in Finance.

Matthew J. Gehrke, CFA
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Matt Gehrkemgehrke@rwbaird.com

Matt joined Baird's Industrial group in 2006 and provides analytical and execution support on equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and other financial advisory services for clients in a number of industries. Matt has a wide range of experience in working with private equity firms and industrial companies on both sides of the Atlantic, having been based out of Baird's U.S. and London offices.

Prior to joining Baird, Matt served in the United States Air Force as an A-10 fighter pilot. Matt received his MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, from the University of Texas and his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and is a CFA charterholder.

Vinay Ghai
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Vinay Ghaivghai@rwbaird.com

Vinay is a member of Baird's European Consumer & Industrial Investment Banking team. He joined Baird in 2011, bringing extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings for both private equity and public companies across the Consumer, Services, Leisure, Healthcare and Industrials sectors.

Prior to joining Baird, Vinay spent eight years in the Hawkpoint Corporate Advisory team and was previously a Vice President, European M&A, at Goldman Sachs and earlier Senior Associate, European M&A, at Deutsche Bank. Vinay has a first class degree from Imperial College in London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Stephen B. Guy
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Steve Guysguy@rwbaird.com

Steve is a Managing Director in Baird’s Industrial Investment Banking practice and joined Baird in 2000. In his career, Steve has advised on a variety of mergers and acquisitions and financings, totaling more than 75 transactions involving a variety of industrial technologies serving most sectors of the global economy. In particular, Steve has completed 25 transactions totaling more than $3.5 billion in the process treatment / filtration sector. Before joining Baird, Steve was a Vice President at Tucker Anthony. Prior to graduate business school, he provided corporate tax and other advisory services for Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Steve earned an MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School and graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.

Sven Harmsen
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Sven Harmsensharmsen@rwbaird.com

Prior to joining Baird's International M&A team, Dr. Sven Harmsen spent several years with Drueker & Co./Leonardo & Co. in their German M&A team. He worked on several international buy-, sell-side and carve-out transactions and gained experience across a wide range of industries, especially in the industrials/capital goods industry. Dr. Harmsen graduated with a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from Technical University of Berlin, a Master's Degree in Management Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and completed his Doctorate degree at Humboldt University, Berlin.

Yong-Jae Kim
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Kim Yong-Jaejkim@rwbaird.com

Yong-Jae Kim is a Director in Baird’s Industrial Investment Banking Group. Since joining Baird in 2008, Yong-Jae has participated in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and other financial advisory transactions in roles of increasing responsibility. He received his BA in Economics from New York University.

Jason P. Kliewer
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Jason Kliewerjkliewer@rwbaird.com

Jason Kliewer joined Baird in 1998, and is a member of the Distribution team within Baird's investment banking group. Since 2004, Baird has completed over 60 M&A advisory and fundraising transactions for distribution clients, including public companies, privately held businesses and private equity sponsors, representing over $20 billion. Jason has extensive M&A and capital markets experience working with distribution clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Jason was a founder member of Baird's M&A team in Europe and was based in Baird's London office for five years.

Jason received an MBA from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and graduated with a BS degree in Finance, with highest honors, from the University of Florida.

Thomas E. Lange
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Head of Distribution Group
Tom Langetlange@rwbaird.com

Tom Lange joined Baird in 1996, and is the leader of the Distribution team within Baird’s investment banking group. Since 2004, Baird has completed over 60 M&A advisory and fundraising transactions for distribution clients, including public companies, privately held businesses and private equity sponsors, representing over $20 billion.

Prior to joining Baird, he was a partner in the securities and mergers and acquisitions practice of the law firm of Foley & Lardner. He is a member of the State Bars of Florida and Wisconsin, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tom graduated, magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, and received a BBA degree with a concentration in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He began his career in the Chicago office of Ernst & Whinney.

Mike Lindemann
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Mike Lindemannmlindemann@rwbaird.com

Mike is a member of Baird’s Industrial Group. Since joining Baird in 2003, he has participated in over 40 completed mergers and acquisitions and corporate financing transactions. Mr. Lindemann has extensive experience executing public and private company transactions within the industrial technology, vehicle supply and capital equipment sectors. During 2007, Mike served in Baird’s London and Frankfurt offices as a member of Baird’s International M&A team. Prior to joining Baird, he spent time as a consultant as well as a commercial lender with First Oak Brook Bancshares.

Mike graduated from Bates College with a B.A. in Economics and received his M.B.A., with distinction, from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. Mike serves on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Pettit National Ice Center.

Christopher C. McMahon
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Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions
Chris McMahoncmcmahon@rwbaird.com

Chris is a Managing Director focusing on the Industrial sector. He is Head of Baird's Global Mergers & Acquisitions activities, co-head of the Chicago office and a member of the firm's Investment Banking Management Committee and M&A Fairness Opinion Committee.

Chris has over 25 years of investment banking experience and joined Baird in 2002. He previously served as a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Credit Suisse First Boston, which he joined as part of CSFB's November 2000 acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Previously, Chris served as a Managing Director and Head of the Industrial/Capital Goods Group at ABN Amro.

He received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his BS from Babson College.

Joseph T. Packee
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Joe Packeejpackee@rwbaird.com

Joe is a Managing Director in Baird's Industrial Group. Since joining Baird in 1998, he has participated in over 80 completed equity financings and M&A transactions. Joe has deep experience in executing middle-market public and private company transactions within the global industrial technology, process and flow control, capital equipment and energy equipment sectors. Joe manages key client relationships and leads deal teams, and his experience includes advising on numerous cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining Baird, Joe was an accountant at Deloitte and Touche, LLP, where he provided audit and advisory services. He received a BS degree in Accounting from Marquette University and an MBA, with honors, from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Trisha K. Renner
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Trish Hansentrenner@rwbaird.com

Trish is a Managing Director in Baird's Consumer and Industrial Group. Since joining Baird in 2000, she has assisted in public and private equity financings, buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions, and other advisory services for private equity-backed, public and privately owned companies in industrial, consumer product and niche manufacturing sectors.

Before joining Baird, Trish spent six years with Arthur Andersen, where she provided business, tax advisory and consulting services. She received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated with a BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Nicholas R. Sealy
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Co-Head of European Investment Banking
Nick Sealynsealy@rwbaird.com

Nicholas qualified as a chartered accountant with Peat Marwick in South Africa. He spent 10 years at Barings in domestic and international corporate finance (North America and South Africa) and capital markets. Nicholas joined Baird in 1996, became a Director in 1998, a Managing Director in 2003 and co-head of European Investment Banking in 2004.

He has wide experience in company sales and acquisitions, public offers, bid defenses and capital raisings. Nicholas focuses on Industrial and Consumer mergers and acquisitions, working with clients in both North America and Europe.

Anthony Siu
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Head of Asia Investment Banking
Anthony Siuasiu@bairdasia.com.cnm

Prior to joining Baird, Anthony was a Director of Corporate Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, responsible for cross-border M&A transactions in China. Before joining Standard Chartered, he was a Senior Vice President at Daiwa Securities SMBC. Anthony also previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Schroders where he was involved in a variety of M&A and capital market transactions. Anthony received his Executive MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He holds a B.A. degree from Pomona College and is a certified CPA in California.

Michael Wolff
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Michael Wolffmwolff@rwbaird.com

Before Michael joined Baird in 2003, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt for nine years, primarily executing public and private merger and acquisition transactions. At Deutsche Bank, he focused on Chemicals, Automotive, Industrials and private equity transactions. Michael completed transactions involving German, European and U.S. private and public companies as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Earlier, Michael worked at Roland Berger Management Consultants and Arthur Andersen & Co. He graduated as a Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Bayreuth and holds an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.