Portland, Ore. May 7, 2018 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Eric Winn has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as a Managing Director on its Global Technology & Services team. Winn will focus on internet and software, enhancing and expanding the team's existing areas of expertise. He will be based in Baird’s Portland, Ore. office.

Winn comes to Baird from KeyBanc Capital Markets, formerly Pacific Crest Securities, where he served most recently as Managing Director and the head of internet & enabling software investment banking. With more than 20 years of investment banking experience, Winn has broad-based transaction experience, working on behalf of clients such as: Shopify, DoubleVerify, Alibaba Group, Wayfair, Yext, Zillow, Homeaway and many other notable names. Earlier in his career, Winn was a vice president in the technology investment banking group at Bear Stearns where he focused on software. He also held technology investment banking roles at FBR and Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup). Winn graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in Business Administration.

“We are excited to welcome Eric to Baird,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird’s Global Technology & Services Investment Banking group. “His extensive transaction experience and deep expertise in core technology verticals will be a great addition as we continue to enhance and invest in our technology investment banking practice.”

Baird’s Global Technology practice continues to grow. Today, that platform includes:

  • More than 80 investment bankers in our Global Technology & Services group, who completed more than 50 M&A and financing transactions with a total deal value of $13.5 billion since 2017;
  • 19 Research Analysts covering more than 200 Technology & Services stocks;
  • A dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team that makes a market in approximately 600 technology stocks and has traded over 1 billion shares of Technology stocks in the last twelve months; and
  • An annual Global Consumer, Technology & Services investor conference, which features more than 225 presenting companies, 1,750 attendees and 4,000 one-on-one meetings.

“Baird’s global Technology platform continues to grow and is gaining market share,” said Winn. “I look forward to continuing that momentum and working with a dedicated team that is committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our investment banking clients.”

About Baird Global Investment Banking
Baird is a leading global investment bank focused on the middle market. Approximately 270 investment banking professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia provide corporations, entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms with in-depth market knowledge and extensive experience in merger and acquisition, debt advisory and equity financing transactions. Since 2013, Baird has completed nearly 420 advisory transactions representing more than $115 billion in transaction value and 514 financings raising more than $138 billion. 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.

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 more than $200 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 www.rwbaird.com.

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