Bruce brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Baird. Over the course of his career, he has developed expertise in many areas of public finance, including local government, economic development, sales tax, tax increment, project revenue, New Markets Tax Credit, and charter school finance. In 2007, he established the Piper Jaffray’s charter school finance business and served for over 10 years as the senior banker on charter school financings. He attended the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota and earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1989 from St. Cloud State University.