Don Layden joined Baird Capital as an Operating Partner in 2011. In this capacity he works with Baird's Venture Capital group to source, evaluate and oversee investment opportunities in the Business Services sector, with a particular emphasis on financial technology, business process outsourcing and healthcare services companies.
Previously, Layden was President of the International Group and Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary of Metavante. While there, he was instrumental in structuring the spin-off from Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (NYSE:MI) in 2007, a transaction in which Metavante became a public company. He also successfully negotiated the merger of Metavante Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:MV) into Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE:FIS) in October 2010.
He serves on the boards of Firstsource Solutions, Online Resources, TxVia and Catholic Financial Life. Layden graduated from Marquette University and received his JD with honors from Marquette University Law School. Active in the Milwaukee community, Layden serves on the boards of United Way, Alverno College, Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Schools That Can Milwaukee, Nativity Jesuit Middle School and Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts. He also serves nationally on the boards of the Consuelo Foundation and Ways to Work.
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