Chicago, September 10, 2015 – Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird), today announced that Richard Neff has joined as an Operating Partner.
Neff will work with Baird Capital's global Healthcare team to pursue new investments in hospitals and physician organizations focused on provider efficiency, given the momentum and abundance of new opportunities driven by the regulations of the Affordable Care Act.
A veteran executive with nearly thirty years of experience with GE, Neff most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of GE Healthcare's $2.3 billion Hospital Services business. During the course of his career at GE he has held multiple roles across the company's global footprint. His previous experience includes, but is not limited to, roles as CEO of the Speciality Finance Group of GE Capital Global Banking in London, COO and CEO of GE Capital Global Banking in Southeast Asia, and CEO of GE Money Bank in Switzerland.
"Rich is a seasoned executive with extensive international experience and we are very pleased to have him join the Baird Capital team," said Gordon Pan, Managing Partner of Baird Capital. "His deep experience in healthcare and his record of driving growth, makes him a perfect fit with our global operating model and further strengthens our competitive position."
Neff holds an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Rutgers College.
"Baird Capital has cultivated a very talented, experienced team with in-depth industry expertise and a global relationship network," said Neff. "I am looking forward to working with the group to help build value in the portfolio."
About Baird Capital
Baird Capital makes venture capital, growth equity and private equity investments in strategically targeted sectors around the world. Having invested in more than 270 companies over its history, Baird Capital partners with entrepreneurs and, leveraging its executive networks, strives to build exceptional companies. Baird Capital provides operational support to its portfolio companies through teams on the ground in Asia, a proactive portfolio operations team and a deep network of relationships which together strive to deliver enhanced shareholder value. Baird Capital is the direct private investment arm of Robert W. Baird & Co. For more information, please visit BairdCapital.com.
For additional information, contact:
Angela Pittman Taylor
Baird Public Relations