Denver, March 23, 2023 – Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm, announced today that Andrei “Andy” Livadariu has joined the firm’s Global Investment Banking business as Managing Director in Baird’s Technology & Services practice. Based in Denver, Livadariu will expand the scale and capabilities of Baird’s team, growing its globally established software coverage, which provides leading M&A advisory and capital-raising services to Baird’s clients.

Livadariu joins Baird from Oppenheimer and brings over 25 years of technology and software investment banking experience. He began his career in the technology sector with UBS in San Francisco before gaining tenure at other organizations, including Citigroup, GCA Savvian and Piper Jaffray. Livadariu holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in computer science and a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University in computer engineering. 

“We are excited to welcome Andy to our growing team at Baird,” said Peter Kies, Head of Baird Global Technology & Services Investment Banking. “Andy brings deep knowledge of the software sector and has significant transaction experience with a broad group of companies and investors. His contributions will help continue to accelerate the growth in Baird’s global business and complement our existing coverage.

“I am thrilled to be joining Baird’s Global Technology & Services team,” said Livadariu. “Baird’s culture of teamwork and collaboration, and the quality and depth of its relationships with clients, creates a unique opportunity to help expand its already strong software practice.”

Baird’s Global Technology & Services platform includes over 120 investment bankers, who have completed over 375 technology & services M&A and financing transactions since 2018.


About Baird Global Investment Banking

Baird is a leading global investment bank serving the M&A, equity capital markets, capital advisory and restructuring needs of its clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 2018, Baird has completed nearly 800 advisory transactions, representing $335 billion in transaction value, and more than 400 financings, raising $181 billion.

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 more than 5,000 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and approximately $376 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2022. 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

For additional information:

Eileen Force Cahill
Baird Public Relations