Matt Elberts joined Baird in 2011 and is a Director in Baird’s Global Consumer Investment Banking Group based in the firm’s Chicago office. Since joining Baird, Matt has advised clients on mergers, acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, and other capital markets transactions for companies across the broader consumer landscape with a focus on enthusiast brands, sporting goods, footwear and apparel, and consumer products. In that time, Matt has worked with numerous leading enthusiast brands and disruptive commerce businesses, including GSM Outdoors, Rather Outdoors, Pure Fishing, 5.11, Fox Factory, CCM Hockey, adidas, Vionic, Citizens of Humanity, Wolverine Worldwide and Classic Accessories. From 2014-2016, Matt was a member of Baird’s European Investment Banking team based in London executing cross-border M&A transactions across industry groups. Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Matt is a registered Certified Public Accountant.