John LanzaJohn R. Lanza
Managing Director

John Lanza joined Baird in 2000 and has extensive experience in executing mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions.  John spent his first year in Baird’s Investment Banking Group and then worked as an analyst in the Equity Research Department where he covered Utility stocks.  He rejoined investment banking in 2003.  John’s experience also includes five years as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche where he ultimately reached the level of manager.  He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration.  In addition, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park where he was an honors student.