St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 20, 2018 – Baird an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added Paul Rebholz as Managing Director in Baird’s St. Paul Public Finance office, located at 752 Stillwater Road, Suite J.
Rebholz brings more than 30 years of commercial banking, commercial real estate, and public finance experience to Baird. He most recently served as a Director at Wells Fargo Securities, where he worked with state housing finance agencies, state revolving funds, airports, cities, states, and higher education institutions throughout the Midwest for more than 10 years. Rebholz earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
“Paul’s strong commitment to client service aligns perfectly with Baird’s culture and values, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Public Finance team,” said Brian Brewer, Director of Baird’s Public Finance group. “His breadth of experience and banking expertise for various types of projects including Housing, State Revolving Funds, Transportation and Higher Education, especially in the Midwest, will be a tremendous asset.”
Rebholz added: “Baird’s client-first culture, underwriting capabilities and resources dedicated to public finance are top-notch. I am excited to join this team of seasoned Public Finance professionals and help strengthen our Public Finance business throughout the Midwest.”
Baird Public Finance continues to grow through strategic recruitment efforts nationally. Rebholz is the second senior hire joining Baird in recent months. Managing Director Larry Richardson, a seasoned public finance banker joined the firm in August, establishing Baird’s Public Finance operations in the firm’s Chicago office. At the end of 2017, Baird added two senior-level bankers and a support banker in Texas. To date, Baird has more than 70 professionals located in 15 offices across the country.
“There are great opportunities in the municipal finance business, and Baird is committed to growing and diversifying our platform through recruiting talented and seasoned bankers to best serve municipal clients across the country,” said Brewer.
For more information on Baird Public Finance, please visit www.rwbaird.com/publicfinance.
About Baird Public Finance
Baird is a full-service broker-dealer firm that provides municipal underwriting and financial advisory services to K-12/ISD Education, Charter Schools, Municipalities, Counties, Special Districts and Authorities, States, Developers, Higher Education and Healthcare entities. In 2017, Baird served as the underwriter, placement agent or advisor on more than 1,100 municipal issues totaling nearly $21.3 billion. According to Ipreo MuniAnalytics, Baird ranked as the No. 1 municipal underwriter by number of issues in the first half of 2018. Specific to the Midwest, Baird ranks No. 1 in several categories in the first half of 2018 including overall based on number of issues and by par amount for issues $100 million or less. Since 2009, Baird has provided services to municipal issuers in all 50 states.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $203 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at www.rwbaird.com.
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