MILWAUKEE, January 9, 2024 – The Fixed Income Capital Markets group at Baird today announced that Ross Cohn has been named Institutional Fixed Income Sales Manager. Cohn, who most recently was Co-Head of Securitized Products Sales, succeeds Jay Sangervasi, who retired last year after 23 years at the employee-owned international financial services firm.

Cohn joined Baird in 2016 as a member of the Securitized Products Sales team. Prior to joining Baird, he held positions at Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a senior sales specialist in Securitized and Structured Products.  

With Cohn’s transition to his new role, Grant Follansbee has been promoted to Head of Securitized Products Sales. He was previously Co-Head alongside Cohn. Follansbee joined Baird’s Securitized Products Sales team in 2016. Prior to joining Baird, he worked as a senior salesperson and Non-Agency RMBS trader at Caprok Capital. Follansbee began his career at Bank of America where he worked on the Non-Agency RMBS trading team.

“One of Baird’s great strengths is the depth of our talent and we are thrilled to be able to promote from within,” said Pat Lawton, Director of Fixed Income Capital Markets at Baird.  “I am confident that the experience and relationships Ross and Grant have built with our clients and with their colleagues will set us up tremendously for the future.”  

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