Baird Named to Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Baird Ranks No. 14 Among Midsize Organizations

MILWAUKEE, June 14, 2016 – IDG’s Computerworld recognizes Baird as a 2016 Best Place to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. The top 100 organizations will be featured in Computerworld along with additional coverage from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.  Baird ranks No. 14 among midsize organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list. The employee-owned financial services firm has also been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For the past 13 years, ranking No. 6 in 2016.

“We are thrilled to be honored for the first time among Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT,” says Tim Byrne, Baird’s Chief Information Officer. “We have an unwavering commitment to being a great place for IT professionals to work, which has enabled us to attract and retain talented people who value our unique corporate culture.”

“Congratulations to the Baird IT team on this very well-earned recognition,” says Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. “At Baird, IT is at the heart of making sure our associates, processes and technologies all work together to provide the best outcomes for our clients, our associates and our stakeholders.”

Within Baird IT, associates benefit from a one-team approach with collaboration across all areas of IT and a close working partnership with Baird’s business groups. This environment enables associates to provide complex IT solutions that best meet the needs of Baird clients and associates. It also leads to a supportive, fun environment that encourages associates to be themselves.  The IT Culture Committee hosts monthly events, and individual teams also plan celebrations and volunteer outings.

“The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

To learn more, please see Computerworld’s review of Baird

About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Baird
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 more than 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $157 billion in client assets. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. 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 Web site at

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations.

For additional information, contact:
Marianne Foster
Baird Public Relations