Vice President, Venture Capital – Technology & Services


Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on March 11, 2024

Baird Capital is the direct private investment group of Robert W. Baird & Co. (“Baird”) and includes both venture capital and private equity funds. Baird is a leading, employee-owned middle market financial services firm with over 5,100 employees and over 200 locations across the US, Europe, and Asia. Baird has been on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list for 20 consecutive years – placing 23rd in 2023. Our affiliation with Baird provides us with access to a global knowledge platform consisting of intellectual and human capital in the sectors in which we invest.

For over 20 years, Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team has partnered with entrepreneurs to build innovative, high-growth companies within the technology and services sectors. We have managed over $670 million of capital and invested in over 80 companies since inception, partnering with companies with strong and experienced management teams, capital-efficient business models, and differentiated products or services that address large market opportunities. We strive to be an active and value-added investment partner, proactively leveraging our deep sector knowledge, investment experience, and global network of resources to help build exceptional companies.

As a Vice President, US Venture Capital – Technology & Services, you will:

  • Be an integral member of the investment team
  • Investment theme research and development, investment sourcing and execution, portfolio management responsibilities and marketing & network development
  • Be able to develop independent sourcing relationships and source investment opportunities
  • Be able to thoroughly evaluate the merits and risks of potential investment opportunities
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have excellent quantitative analytical capabilities
  • Upon demonstrated success and increased responsibility within Baird Capital, this individual is expected to progress to positions of increasing responsibility

What Makes This Opportunity Great

  • Compelling careers working side-by-side with the best in the business
  • Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and give back to the communities where we live and work
  • Work with leaders in the industry with a long standing track record of success

What We Look For


  • Undergraduate university degree from a leading institution
  • MBA degree or professional certification (CPA, CFA) preferred but not required
  • Four to seven years of relevant work experience, including but not limited to investment banking, public accounting, private equity and venture capital
  • Investment or operating experience with early-stage companies, or companies in the technology and services sectors


  • Commitment to an ethical approach in dealings, teamwork and a strong team culture
  • Strong work ethic, willingness to travel
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of financial statements, financial modeling and data analysis
  • Attention to detail and demonstrates sound investment judgement and makes well-reasoned recommendations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to effectively exchange ideas and information; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Mature demeanor and projects an executive presence in meetings
  • Networking and brand development and building skills
  • Ability to think creatively to develop and find opportunities, solve problems and create value
  • Organizational skills, ability to tolerate peak workloads and multiple assignments
  • Ability to communicate and work in a collaborative environment

Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us.

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