Baird's new CEO sees 'grand opportunities' on the way: Steve Booth
As it turns out, the credit should go to Steve Booth.
What Booth should get credit for is the well-documented jump in 1994 by Paul Purcell and two other executives from Kidder Peabody & Co. to the Chicago office of Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. Purcell would go on to become CEO of the Milwaukee-based financial firm in 2000.
It's a title Purcell held for 15 years before relinquishing it to Booth on the first day of 2016 as part of a multiyear succession.
Booth's coronation as Baird...