Equity Research Team

 

 

Jon A. Langenfeld, CFA
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Jon Langenfeld

Director of Equity Research

jlangenfeld@rwbaird.com

Jon Langenfeld is Head of Global Equities and Director of Equity Research for Baird, with responsibilities for the publishing equity analysts across Baird’s coverage universe, which includes Business Services, Consumer, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Industrial, Real Estate and Technology. Jon previously served as the Associate Director of Research and Senior Analyst covering Transportation/Logistics.

Jon is a member of Baird’s Executive Committee and Diversity Steering Committee. He is also a member of the board of Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE). Prior to joining Baird in 2000, Jon was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing supply chain consulting services. Jon graduated cum laude with a BS in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Mark R. Altschwager, CFA
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Mark Altschager

Softline & Department Store

maltschwager@rwbaird.com

Mark Altschwager is Baird’s senior analyst covering Softline & Department Store Retail. Mark previously served as the senior associate covering Consumer and Automotive Services. Prior to joining Baird in 2005, he was a finance intern at S.C. Johnson & Son and at the former Strong Financial Corporation. Mark received a BBA with a double major in Finance and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA, with high honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in finance, economics, and strategic management.

Peter S. Benedict
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Peter Benedict

Hardline & Broadline Retail

pbenedict@rwbaird.com

Peter Benedict is Baird's senior analyst covering Hardline & Broadline Retail. Prior to joining Baird in 2009, he was a senior retail analyst at Wachovia Capital Markets and at CIBC World Markets. Peter also worked at Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Peter received a BA in Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Craig R. Kennison, CFA
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Craig Kennison

Consumer

ckennison@rwbaird.com

Craig Kennison is Baird’s Senior Analyst covering Consumer and Automotive Services as well as the Director of Research Operations. Prior to joining Baird in 1999, Craig worked in marketing and sales for the Eureka Company. In 2011, Craig was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal in Leisure Goods & Services. Craig also has been recognized by StarMine for the accuracy of earnings estimates in the Automotive sector. He earned Baird’s G. Frederick Kasten Jr. Award for Quality, Integrity and Service in 2010 and is a United Way Tocqueville Society Member. Craig received a BA in economics, English and philosophy and an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he is an alumnus of the Applied Security Analysis Program.

Mitchel J. Kummetz, CFA
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Mitchel Kummetz

Active/Outdoor

mkummetz@rwbaird.com

Mitch Kummetz is Baird’s senior analyst covering Active/Outdoor. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, Mitch was a senior analyst covering apparel and footwear brands, as well as specialty retail, for D.A. Davidson & Company and Wedbush Morgan Securities. He was also a senior analyst covering apparel brands at A.G. Edwards & Sons. In 2008, he was recognized among the “Best on the Street” by The Wall Street Journal, ranking among the top five analysts in the clothing and accessories sector. He received a BA in Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences from the University of California-San Diego and an MS in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Colin Sebastian
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Colin Sebastian

Internet/Interactive Entertainment

csebastian@rwbaird.com

Colin Sebastian is Baird’s senior analyst covering Internet/Interactive Entertainment. Prior to joining Baird in 2011, he was a senior research analyst for Lazard/LCM, Thomas Weisel Partners and SoundView, an associate in corporate finance at JP Morgan H&Q, and a business analyst/software application developer at Chubb & Son., Inc. Colin received a BA in Political Science and German from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Finance from UCLA.

David E. Tarantino, CFA
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David Tarantino

Restaurants

dtarantino@rwbaird.com

David Tarantino is Associate Director of Research and Baird’s Senior Analyst covering Restaurants. Prior to joining Baird in 2003, he held various positions in brand management and product development at Procter & Gamble. David received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago.

Timothy Wojs, CFA
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Timothy Wojs

Building Products

twojs@rwbaird.com

Timothy Wojs is Baird’s senior analyst covering General Industrial and Building Products. Tim previously served as the senior associate covering Business Process Outsourcing. Prior to joining Baird in 2006, he was an intern for Baird Investment Management. Timothy received his BA in Finance from Marquette University.