Employee-owned financial service firm’s fourth consecutive recognition

MILWAUKEE, June 17, 2019 – IDG’s Computerworld has named Baird a 2019 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 25th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey. Baird ranks No. 21 among midsize organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list and has been recognized for four consecutive years. Baird, an employee-owned financial firm, has also been recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For the past 16 years, ranking in the top 25 for 11 straight years.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Computerworld as a top workplace and to be ranked among many esteemed organizations,” said Tim Byrne, Baird’s Chief Information Officer. “As we celebrate Baird’s 100th year, we remain committed to our strong corporate culture which values client service and teamwork. This enables us to create a great work environment for IT professionals and to attract and retain the best talent.”

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.

“The market for IT talent remains very tight, and employers continue to focus on finding and holding on to the best people,” said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. “Our 2019 survey shows again that the Best Places to Work in IT are dynamic organizations that provide top pay and a broad array of programs and benefits designed to make them attractive places to work. Many show that they have a commitment to training, to diversity and to improved communication and teamwork.”

To learn more, please see Computerworld’s 2019 Best Places to Work in IT.

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
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 3,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $208 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For 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 website at www.rwbaird.com

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com. Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective organizations.

For additional information, contact:
Marianne Foster
Baird Public Relations