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Chicago, Illinois
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Bachelor's Degree

Associate, Baird Capital - U.S. Venture Capital

Baird Capital has raised and managed more than $3 billion in capital and invested in more than 300 companies since 1989. Baird Capital's U.S. Venture Capital team invests in early and growth stage, technology and healthcare companies. Our team of investment professionals seeks to build high growth companies in our target industries by partnering with experienced entrepreneurs and offering value-added assistance through our collective industry insight, network of executive relationships, capital markets expertise and portfolio operations team. The team has a strong, cohesive culture that uses a collaborative approach towards investing and adding value to portfolio companies.

Baird Capital is seeking an investment professional to join its U.S. Venture Capital team based in Chicago, IL. In the role of Associate, the successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of venture capital investing, including financial modeling, transaction sourcing, due diligence and valuation, structuring, documentation and portfolio company management. We are looking for candidates who not only fulfill the fundamental corporate finance requirements of the job, but also add value in terms of strategic thinking and thought leadership.

What we look for:
  • Highly motivated, strong work ethic and leadership skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and in teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer and financial modeling skills
  • An accomplished track record of at least 2-3 years in a private equity/venture capital or investment banking analyst role
  • Strong academic background, leading G.P.A. from top-tier institution

Who we are:
Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 100 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $171 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 4 on the Fortune Magazine Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, its fourteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

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