Personnel File

Paul Purcell

Paul Purcell is chairman & CEO and a member of the boards of directors of Baird Financial Group and affiliated entities, including Robert W. Baird & Co. Purcell joined Baird in 1994 and has served in a variety of capacities. In addition to his duties at Baird, he is co-chair of the board of Teach for America – Milwaukee and chair of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business advisory council. He also serves on the Alverno College board of trustees, the Cristo Rey Network board of trustees, the Greater Milwaukee Committee board and executive committee, the United Performing Arts Fund board and the Junior Achievement of Chicago board of directors. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. Purcell was named the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin’s Business Leader of the Year for 2012. In 2015, The United Community Center recognized him with its “Friends of the Hispanic Community Award.”

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House Confidential: Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave
House Confidential

Because Scott Walker Asked, Fred Kasten Gave

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UPAF names 2016 campaign co-chairs, debuts celebrity videos promoting the arts
United Performing Arts Fund Announces 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs
Press Release

United Performing Arts Fund Announces 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs

Community business leaders step up to support and sustain the performing arts in S.E. Wisconsin

Celebrating 45 Years of Service & Building Brighter Futures by Creating a College Culture
Press Release

Celebrating 45 Years of Service & Building Brighter Futures by Creating a College Culture

Anniversary Celebration will honor Friends of the Hispanic Community & Badger Mutual Wall of Fame Awardees and Commemorate Expanded Partnerships to Benefit Students

Plenty of Horne: BMO Bank Chief Hails City’s Revival
Plenty of Horne

BMO Bank Chief Hails City’s Revival

The city's infrastructure has been transformed, and the regional economy is strong, he tells a meeting of business leaders.

Plenty of Horne: Regulatory Woes Cost Baird $6+ Million
Plenty of Horne

Regulatory Woes Cost Baird $6+ Million

Claims Rise Greatly in Purcell Era Include Awards for “Mismanagement,” “Unsuitability,” “Failure to Supervise,” “Breach of Fiduciary Duty,” “Negligence.”

The Roundup: The Inaugural
The Roundup

The Inaugural

Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand […]