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March 28, 2015 3:54 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Company Overview

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated (Baird) provides wealth management, investment banking, asset management and private equity services to individuals, financial institutions, and corporate clients. Its services include fixed income investment management, M&A advisory, equity underwriting, private equity placements, and research. It also provides fixed income and institutional equity services sales and trading. The firm provides venture capital and makes private equity investments through Baird Venture Partners and Granville Baird Capital Partners. Baird targets industries including technology, industrial, consumer goods, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, real estate, manufactur...

777 East Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53202

United States

Founded in 1919

Phone:

414-765-3500

Fax:

414-765-3912

Key Executives for Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 67
President, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, Director and Member of Executive Committee
Managing Director
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director, President of Private Wealth Management, Director, Member of Executive Committee, Member of Human Capital Committee, Member of Credit Committee, Member of Investment Advisory Committee, Member of Operations Committee, Member of Product Management Committee and Member of Diversity Steering Committee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Key Developments

Black Diamond Considering Multiple Strategic Alternatives

Black Diamond, Inc. (NasdaqGS:BDE) is considering multiple strategic alternatives. Black Diamond has engaged the financial advisory firms Rothschild Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co. to lead the exploration of a full range of strategic alternatives for each of the Company's brands, Black Diamond, POC and PIEPS. Warren Kanders, Executive Chairman of Black Diamond, said, "At a time when premium active lifestyle and outdoor brands are selling at historically high levels, and there is a scarcity of authentic branded assets available to strategic acquirers, the board's decision to investigate its strategic alternatives results from its belief that the Company is likely to utilize 100% of its NOL balances in connection with this process and represents the logical next step in our ongoing efforts to unlock value for Black Diamond shareholders." Black Diamond has not set a timetable for completion of this strategic review process, and does not intend to comment further regarding the review process unless or until a specific transaction is approved by its board of directors or shareholders, the review process is concluded, or it is otherwise determined that further disclosure is appropriate or required by law. The Company provides no assurance that the strategic review process will result in any transaction.

Baird Announces Executive Changes

Baird announced that long-time Baird associate Terry Maxwell will replace Dominick Zarcone as the firm’s chief financial officer effective March 10. Maxwell, who was at Baird from 1986 to 2006 and was Head of Investment Banking, rejoined Baird last year as Director of Corporate Development and Strategic Investment following several years in academics. In conjunction with the CFO responsibilities, Maxwell will continue to be actively involved in Baird s strategic investment and acquisition activities. Zarcone is leaving Baird after more than 20 years to become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LKQ Corporation. Zarcone joined Baird as a managing director in 1995, became chief operating officer for Investment Banking in 2004 and Baird s CFO in 2011.

Robert W. Baird Announces Change of CFO, Effective March 10, 2015

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. is promoting Terry Maxwell to chief financial officer, stepping in as Dominick Zarcone leaves for LKQ Corp. Zarcone is leaving Baird after 20 years to become executive vice president and chief financial officer of LKQ. Maxwell was at Baird from 1986 to 2006, rejoining the company last year as director of corporate development and strategic investment following several years in academia. In conjunction with the CFO responsibilities, Maxwell will continue to be actively involved in the Milwaukee-based company's strategic investment and acquisition activities, Baird said. The leadership transition is effective March 10, 2015.

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