Stephan joined the Baird public finance team in 1998. Since then, he has provided Illinois issuers, large and small, with leadership and investment banking expertise. Stephan provides services to such clients as the Counties of Rock Island and Winnebago, the Cities of Moline, Rock Island, and Rochelle, and the Villages of Tinley Park and Hoffman Estates. He also serves a wide range of Midwestern clients. He brings innovative ideas to clients’ unique needs and will continue to provide the same level of service to his clients. Testament to this was his participation on The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Regional Deal of the Year Award in 2005 and National Non-Traditional Deal of the Year Award in 2009. Stephan is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois where he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Finance.