IDG’s Computerworld Names Baird to 2018 List of 100 Best Places To Work in IT

MILWAUKEE, June 18, 2018 – IDG’s Computerworld has named Baird a 2018 Best Place to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations are included in Computerworld along with results from the 24th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. Baird ranks No. 15 among midsize organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list. Baird, an employee-owned financial firm, has also been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For the past 15 years, ranking in the top 25 for 10 straight years.

“We are once again honored to have earned a spot amongst Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT,” says Tim Byrne, Baird’s Chief Information Officer. “We are dedicated to creating a work environment for IT professionals that allows us to attract and retain the best people who value and embrace our unique corporate culture.”

Within Baird IT, associates benefit from a one-team approach with collaboration across all areas of IT and a close working partnership with Baird’s business groups. This environment enables associates to provide complex IT solutions that best meet the needs of Baird clients and associates. It also leads to a supportive, fun environment that encourages associates to be themselves.  The IT Culture Committee and individual teams host events to build esprit de corps.  There is also an annual summer solution-a-thon to foster innovative thinking.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an already tight market for tech talent get even tighter,” said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. “Computerworld’s 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates that the companies that offer the best working environments aren’t satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great benefits, ready access to training, and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies. They recognize that the top tech talent can easily move to the organization that respects them best, and they are determined to be that organization.”

About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $203 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations.

For additional information, contact:
Marianne Foster
Baird Public Relations