IDG’s Computerworld Names Baird to 2017 List of 100 Best Places To Work in IT

MILWAUKEE, June 12, 2017 – IDG’s Computerworld has named Baird as a 2017 Best Place to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations will be included in Computerworld along with results from the 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. Baird ranks No. 16 among midsize organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list. Baird, an employee-owned financial firm, has also been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For the past 14 years, ranking No. 4 in 2017.

“We are honored to again be included among Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT,” says Tim Byrne, Baird’s Chief Information Officer. “Our dedication to creating a great environment for IT professionals to work allows us to attract and retain the best people who value our unique corporate culture.”

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.

“As technology moves to the strategic center of every business, the ability of the enterprise to attract and retain skilled IT talent has become critically important,” says Ken Mingis, executive editor, Computerworld. “The 100 organizations on our 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list keep their tech employees happy and engaged by offering generous salaries, top-notch benefits, continuous training, and access to cutting-edge technologies.”

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 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $171billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017 – its 14th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. 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