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Business Services Analysts

David J. Koning, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Business Process Outsourcing

David Koning is Baird’s senior analyst covering Business Process Outsourcing. Prior to joining Baird in 2002, he was an equity analyst at Holland Capital Management and a commercial lender and commercial credit analyst at Comerica Bank. David received a BA in Mathematics and Business from Calvin College and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago.

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Craig R. Kennison, CFA
Director of Research Operations
Senior Research Analyst
Consumer & Auto Services 

Craig Kennison is Baird’s senior analyst covering Consumer & Auto Services as well as the Director of Research Operations. Prior to joining Baird in 1999, Craig worked in marketing and sales for the Eureka Company. In 2011, Craig was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal in Leisure Goods & Services. Craig also has been recognized by StarMine for the accuracy of earnings estimates in the automotive sector. He earned Baird’s G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Award for Quality, Integrity, and Service in 2010 and is a United Way Tocqueville Society Member.  Craig received a BA in Economics, English, and Philosophy, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program.

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Jeffrey P. Meuler, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Education Services

Jeffrey Meuler is Baird’s senior analyst covering Education Services. Jeff previously served as the Senior Associate covering Human Capital Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, he worked at Guaranty Bank. Jeffrey received a BBA in Accounting & Information Systems, Finance, Investment and Banking, and Risk Management and Insurance, from the University of Wisconsin.

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Andrew J. Wittmann, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Facilities Services

Andrew Wittmann is Baird’s senior analyst covering Facility & Industrial Services. Since joining Baird in 2006, Andrew has covered commercial real estate (REITs) and hotel and leisure stocks before joining Baird’s Business Services research platform.  In 2012, he was recognized by StarMine as the No. 3 earnings estimator in Commercial Services & Supplies. He received an MBA from Indiana University, an MS in Engineering with an Applied Statistics focus from Purdue University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mark S. Marcon, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Human Capital Services

Mark Marcon is Baird’s senior analyst covering Human Capital Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, Mark was at Wachovia Securities for seven years, where he was a senior business services analyst specializing in the human capital solutions sector. He was named as an Institutional Investor All-America Runner-Up in 2008 and 2009, and was also named as a Forbes Blue Chip Analyst for those same years.  He was also named a StarMine award winner for 2009.    Before joining Wachovia, Mark covered the same sector for four years at Cleary Gull Reiland & McDevitt. He began his professional career at Leo Burnett Worldwide, where he spent five years specializing in business analysis and planning.  Mark received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Daniel R. Leben, CFA
Senior Research Analyst
Marketing & Professional Services

Dan Leben is Baird’s senior analyst covering Marketing & Professional Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, he was an assistant research analyst at J.C. Bradford & Co. for business-to-business commerce. In 2012, Dan was recognized by StarMine as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Professional Services.  In 2011, he was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking No. 1 in Advertising and Publishing. Dan has a BA in Economics and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, both from Vanderbilt University. 

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