Financial Sponsors Coverage
Maria Watts is a Managing Director in Baird’s Financial Sponsors Group and a member of Baird’s M&A Fairness Opinion Committee. Since joining Baird in 2009, Maria has executed numerous mergers and acquisitions and equity offerings. Prior to her current role, Maria was a Managing Director in Baird’s Consumer Group where she advised a number of branded consumer companies in the retail and apparel, footwear & accessory sectors. She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Stephens Inc. Maria received her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated with honors from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Spanish.