ATLAS 2023 participants
Baird associates including Harrison Greene, Institutional Investment Officer (far left); Mike Halloran, Associate Director of Research (second from left); Rich Lee, Head of Program Trading & Execution Strategy (fourth from right); Greg Greenhouse, Associate Director of Sales Trading (third from right); and Michelle Kass, Managing Director – Institutional Sales, Strategas (far right) welcomed ATLAS Fellows and Phoebe Anderson, executive director of ATLAS (sixth from left), to our New York City office.

All students deserve the opportunity to pursue their ambitions, no matter their background. That’s why we’re proud to partner with ATLAS and support their mission to open doors for students of underrepresented backgrounds who want to pursue a career in finance and, ultimately, transform the financial services industry.

The organization’s ATLAS Fellows program is training the future leaders of the financial services industry. Founded in 2021 and incubated at Balyasny Asset Management (BAM), the program provides students with the financial and professional support they need to turn their career aspirations into reality. Fellows receive up to $20,000 annually in financial aid for college, four years of paid, full-time summer internships at premier financial institutions, and a matched mentor.

I heard about ATLAS from colleagues in my professional network and immediately shared it with my team. We were so impressed by the program, and its mission aligns so closely with our own recruiting, inclusion & diversity goals. We knew we wanted to be part of this right away.

Harrison Greene, Institutional Investment Officer

Our industry must build more bridges to help students from underrepresented backgrounds have access to a path to careers on Wall Street. Baird Equities has high interest in having a long-term, positive impact and ultimately being a conduit for students and professional opportunities. We are thrilled with our ATLAS partnership as it strongly aligns with Baird’s commitment to diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities in which we live and work.

Jennifer Grayson, Head of U.S. Sales & Chief Operating Officer of Equities

The ATLAS Fellows are talented, intelligent, impressive and driven students. Their futures are bright, and by investing in them, we chart a new course for the future of finance.

Greg Greenhouse, Associate Director of Sales Trading

The first cohort of ATLAS Fellows began the program in summer 2021. Baird was proud to host a member of the inaugural cohort for a summer internship. See what Brian shared about his internship with our Chicago equity research team. Most recently, our New York City office had the opportunity to host a small group of ATLAS Fellows for an informational day. The students visited our offices for an introduction to Baird, informational 1-1 meetings with our sales & trading team, and a lively panel discussion about preparing for careers in financial services. Our team looks forward to hosting additional informational day events in our Chicago and New York offices. We will also welcome an ATLAS Fellow in summer 2023.