A Culture of Trust

Stability Through Continuity and Diversity


Being nationally recognized as a great place to work enables the Baird Advisors team to attract and retain top talent from among the best in our industry. This includes both highly seasoned and promising young professionals with meaningful experience, complementary perspectives, and diverse backgrounds.

Consistently led by Mary Ellen Stanek and a core team of senior managers – who together forged   our investment philosophy and guiding principles more than 35 years ago – Baird Advisors has continuously tested, refined and reaffirmed our approach throughout challenging market environments.  

The generational diversity of our team, coupled with leadership’s commitment to mentoring and developing all of our talent, helps ensure depth of expertise, continuity of our core values and consistency of our client focus.

Keeping those we serve and what they rely on us for in mind at all times informs every decision we make in our portfolios and the way we run our business. Also, because Baird is and plans to remain privately held and employee-owned, we are free from the distractions that can come with outside shareholder demands or expectations. So our interests naturally align with our clients.

Mary Ellen Stanek discusses the importance of diverse teams.

Commitment to Community


The desire to help people and improve their futures drives what we do for clients and for each other every day. We also encourage and support our team’s passion for community service through gifts of time, talent and resources.

Many of our associates serve on the boards of organizations devoted to education, healthcare and helping those less fortunate. Many more provide financial support for these causes and volunteer actively alongside our clients in the communities we share.