Investment Strategists

Bruce Bittles         Bruce A. Bittles
Chief Investment Strategist
Bruce Bittles provides stock market analysis to Baird’s retail, institutional and corporate clients and is a member of Baird’s Investment Policy and Stock Selection committees. He joined Baird in 2002. Bruce began his investment career as head trader at the options trading firm of Thomas, Haab and Botts in New York City, where he served for nine years. In 1974, Bruce joined J.C. Bradford & Company to establish and head the options department. In 1985, he joined Bradford’s research department, where he was partner in charge of market strategy until the company was acquired by PaineWebber in 2000. He received both his BS in business and MBA in economics and finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
William A. Delwiche   William A. Delwiche, CMT, CFA
Investment Strategist
Willie Delwiche is Baird’s Associate Investment Strategist. Before joining Baird in 1999, Willie worked briefly as a researcher at the Committee for Economic Development, a Washington, D.C., pro-business think tank. Willie received a BA in economics and in government and politics from the University of Maryland and an MA in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association and the American Economics Association.
Laura Thurow  

Laura Thurow, CFA
Director of Private Wealth Management Research
Laura Thurow is responsible for all research efforts focused on Private Wealth Management, including money manager and mutual fund research; individual stock, bond and ETF research; and portfolio analysis. She is also a co-portfolio manager of the ALIGN Strategic Portfolios and a voting member on several committees. Prior to joining Private Wealth Management Research, Laura spent five years as a member of Baird’s Auto & Truck Supplier Equity Research team. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has also earned the CFA charter and is a member of the CFA Society of Milwaukee.