Baird opens new public finance office in Denver

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Robert W. Baird & Co. has opened a new public finance office in Denver, Colo., staffed by five former Wachovia employees with extensive public finance experience.

The new office is staffed by Brian Colon, managing director; Jim Blandford, managing director; Ann Erickson Gifford, managing director; Brian Kelso, vice president, and Stacey Reid, public finance coordinator.

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“We are thrilled to add this talented group of public finance professionals and open a Baird office in Denver. Their commitment to client service fits perfectly with ours.” said Keith Kolb, managing director of Baird’s Public Finance group. “Despite the current market conditions Baird’s Public Finance team is pursuing – and will continue to pursue – opportunities to enhance our talent, footprint and overall market share. We look forward to Brian and his team opening up the Western region for our Public Finance group.”

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Over the last two years, Baird has added numerous employees and locations to its public finance division. The Milwaukee-based firm has added numerous employees in Cincinnati and Nashville, and has opened a new office in Exton, Penn.

Baird’s expansion made it highly attractive to Colon and his team.

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“Baird has the resources, commitment to public finance and stability to provide our clients with the great service they deserve,” said Colon. “We are excited to be joining a firm which considers public finance to be a critical component, and we are looking forward to contributing to its further success and expanding Baird’s Western presence.”


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