New Director to Enhance Industry Coverage from Portland

PORTLAND– May 25, 2022 Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Lee Lenker has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Director in its Global Technology & Services Investment Banking team. He is based out of Baird’s Portland, Ore. office. Lenker’s primary coverage area is Marketing & E-Commerce Technology and Services, and he will be working closely with Managing Directors Eric Winn and Rhett Braunschweig to expand Baird’s global technology & services practice.

Lenker joins Baird from KeyBanc Capital Markets where he was a Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group. With more than 11 years of investment banking experience, he has advised on more than 100 technology capital markets and advisory transactions. Lenker has a wide range of technology sector experience providing execution on M&A and capital raising activities for publicly-traded, financial sponsor-owned, VC-backed, and founder-owned companies. He started his career at Pacific Crest Securities, a technology-dedicated investment bank. Lenker graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“We are excited that Lee has joined our team,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Technology & Services Investment Banking. “Lee brings deep technology and services expertise and significant transaction experience with a broad group of companies and investors. His relationships in the sector will continue to accelerate the growth in Baird’s global business and complement our existing coverage.”

Baird’s Global Technology & Services platform includes over 120 investment bankers, who have completed over 370 technology & services M&A and financing transactions since 2017; 10 Equity Research Analysts covering nearly 180 technology & services stocks; and a dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team. Baird continues to host its annual Private Company Technology & Services Conference. Although in a virtual format again this past year, the conference featured 75 presenting companies, 1,500+ attendees and 2,000+ one-on-one meetings.

About Baird Global Investment Banking

Baird is a leading global investment bank serving the M&A, restructuring, equity financing and debt advisory needs of its clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 2017, Baird has completed more than 700 advisory transactions, representing nearly $255 billion in transaction value, and nearly 500 financings, raising $195 billion. Learn more about Baird's advisory transactions and services.

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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 $415 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2021. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 27 on the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 19th 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 and Baird Trust Company 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

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Michael Tucker
Baird Public Relations