Lauren Leibrandt is a Director in Baird’s Consumer Investment Banking group. She leads Baird’s Beauty & Wellness practice and actively works with companies across the spectrum of wellness-related pursuits with a specific focus on brands that empower the lives of female consumers. Since joining Baird in 2012, she has advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and other financial advisory services. Prior to joining Baird, Lauren was with Deutsche Bank Investment Banking in New York. She began her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Capital Markets division. Lauren graduated from Duke University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.