Vice President, Portfolio Manager, M.B.A.
Laird joined Baron in 2000 as a research analyst and was named portfolio manager in 2013. He has 18 years of research experience. From 1999 to 2000, Laird worked at Water Street Capital as a research analyst. From 1992 to 1997, Laird worked at Ford Motor Company as a marketing trainee and was named marketing manager in 1994. Laird graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics in 1992 and from Columbia Business School with an M.B.A. in 1999.