Baird Ranks No. 4 on Fortune’s List of Best Companies to Work For®


For the 14th consecutive year, Baird has earned recognition among the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Baird ranks No. 4 on the 2017 list, marking its fourth straight year in the top 10 and its highest ranking ever.

“Being a great place to work is the foundation of who we are at Baird and is fundamental to our privately held, independent business model and brand,” said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO.

“We are committed to providing a great workplace environment because it enables us to attract and retain talented associates who excel in their roles and enhance our clients’ overall experience with Baird.”

Baird attracts some of the best and brightest people in the industry because of our long-standing commitment to providing a great workplace and our repeated recognition on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

The quality of our team helps us build strong relationships with clients as we work to fulfill our mission “to provide the best financial advice and service to clients and be the best place to work for our associates.”

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“Our associates are the best in the industry and our clients see the difference in the quality advice and service they receive working with people who truly love what they do,” said Paul Purcell, Chairman of Baird.

“Baird’s distinctive culture is vital to our ability to attract top professionals who value our employee-owned business model and who go above and beyond for our clients every day.”

FORTUNE magazine partners with the Great Place to Work Institute each year to evaluate applicants and recognize the 100 Best Companies.

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best. These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

“They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

Baird has increased its employment by 26 percent over the past five years, while the U.S. securities industry has only grown by eight percent. This growth has enabled Baird to strategically expand its capabilities and service offerings.

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