MILWAUKEE, July 8, 2024Baird announced today that Marquez Guzmán has joined the firm’s Public Finance group as Vice President, School Business Specialist. In this role, Guzmán will serve in a consultative manner supporting Wisconsin Public Schools, working closely with the team to assess financing solutions for school administrators across the state. He will actively work with clients to provide budget forecast modeling; business office consulting, training, and mentoring; and referendum planning.

Guzmán has more than a decade of experience structuring and evaluating multimillion dollar budgets in the school business sector. He joins Baird from Salem School District where he most recently served as Executive Director of Business Services. Guzmán has held several roles within school districts in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and has obtained numerous recognitions and certifications from professional organizations, including having received the Association of School Business Officials International Emerging Leaders Scholarship in 2022. Guzmán earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  

We are very pleased to welcome Marquez to our Public Finance practice. Marquez’s proficiency and expansive knowledge will complement our business, allowing us to continue providing a differentiated level of service to clients.

Brian Brewer, Director of Public Finance at Baird

I am thrilled to join Baird. The firm has built an incredibly strong reputation throughout the state, and I look forward to joining its efforts as the team continues to expand.

Marquez Guzmán, Vice President, School Business Specialist

About Baird Public Finance 

Baird is a full-service broker-dealer firm that provides municipal underwriting and financial advisory services to public school districts, Charter Schools, Municipalities, Counties, Special Districts and Authorities, States, Developers, Higher Education and Healthcare entities. Over the past ten years, Baird has expanded its public finance headcount by more than 30%. Baird’s robust team of professionals combined with its nationally recognized underwriting desk allows the firm to serve and support the evolving needs of its clients. According to Ipreo MuniAnalytics, Baird ranks as the No. 1 municipal underwriter by number of issues collectively since 2009. 

About Baird 

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