CHICAGO, June 2, 2020Baird Capital, the direct private investment arm of Baird, recently announced that Katie Schoen, CFA, CAIA, has joined their group as Vice President of Baird Capital. A 12-year Baird veteran, Schoen previously served in the firm’s Wealth Solutions Group, a division of Baird Private Wealth Management (PWM), as Manager of Equity and Fixed Income Research.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Katie to the Baird Capital team,” said Gordon Pan, President of Baird Capital. “Katie’s drive, leadership skills and deep knowledge of Baird’s PWM network make her a great fit for our diverse and talented group.”

In her new role, Schoen will manage Baird Capital’s relationships with current and prospective investors in the United States and abroad, and oversee its communication, sales and marketing activities. Schoen will also be involved in broader strategic and new channel development initiatives.

“Throughout my time at Baird, I have admired Baird Capital’s strong and tenured global team,” said Schoen. “I am looking forward to being able to bring my perspective and background as a portfolio manager to support Baird Capital’s investors and investment team.”

Schoen currently serves as Board Chair of the CFA Society of Milwaukee and is an advisory board member of Baird’s Women Advisors Advisory Council. She previously held chair roles with Ascend – Baird’s Women’s Associate Resource Group, and Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin. She is a member of CAIA Chicago, Women in ETFs, and Professional Dimensions.

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