MILWAUKEE, June 23, 2020 – IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld have named Baird as a 2020 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Organizations are included on and  Computerworld along with results from the 2020 Best Places to Work in IT survey. Baird ranks No. 14 among midsize organizations and has been recognized for five consecutive years. Baird, an employee-owned financial firm, has also been honored as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For the past 17 years, ranking in the top 25 for 12 consecutive years. 

"It’s an honor to be recognized by Computerworld as a top workplace and to be ranked among many venerable firms," said Tim Byrne, Baird’s Chief Information Officer. "In a year when we have faced unprecedented challenges in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to our strong corporate culture, which puts client service and teamwork first and foremost. This enables us to create a great work environment for IT professionals so we can continue to attract and retain top 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. 

"As technology continues to evolve more rapidly than ever, attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain that technology has never been more important or more challenging," said Mark Lewis, VP Audience Development at IDG’s Insider Pro. "Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2020 Best Place to Work in IT list share a common denominator: They create an environment that not only rewards workers with competitive compensation and benefits, but they also foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation."

To learn more, please see Computerworld’s 2020 Best Places to Work in IT.

About the Best Places to Work in IT

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Insider Pro and 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, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Baird

Putting clients first since 1919, 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 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 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

About InsiderPro

InsiderPro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available. at

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 ( ), 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

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Marianne Foster
Baird Public Relations