Boston, Dec. 20, 2022 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, today announced that Matt Russell has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Managing Director in its Global Technology & Services Investment Banking Team. Russell is based in Boston where he focuses on infrastructure, security and enterprise software. 

Prior to joining Baird, Russell was a Managing Director in the technology practice at Oppenheimer, where he executed transactions across the software sector. With more than 25 years of technology and software investment banking experience, he has worked with clients across the technology sector, including enterprise, communications, infrastructure and security software sectors, as well as IT services and business process outsourcing. Russell also worked at Deutsche Bank, where he was Global Head of the Technology Services Practice, the technology group at Credit Suisse First Boston and Salomon Smith Barney. Russell began his career at Hambros Bank in London. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We are excited to welcome Matt to Baird and continue to expand our leading Global Technology and Services investment banking practice. His experience and deep knowledge of the sector will be a great addition to our existing coverage while enhancing the capabilities we offer to meet the advisory and capital-raising needs of our clients.

Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Technology & Services Investment Banking
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Baird has built a preeminent, global middle-market investment bank, and I am excited to help expand their already strong software practice. I was attracted to Baird’s leadership position in M&A and equity, its outstanding team of technology and services bankers and its unique culture.

Matt Russell, Managing Director in Global Technology & Services Investment Banking
Matt Russell

Baird’s Global Technology & Services platform includes over 120 investment bankers, who have completed over 380 M&A and financing transactions since 2017; 11 Equity Research Analysts covering nearly 200 technology & services stocks; and a dedicated Equity Sales & Trading team. Baird continues to host its annual Private Company Technology & Services Conference annually in February. Last year’s 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.

About Baird

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Michael Tucker
Baird Public Relations