John Taft | July 13 | Business Leaders Breakfast Forum
July 13, 2018
7:30 am to 9:00 am
Lurie LLP, 2501 Wayzata Blvd.
John G. Taft
About the speaker
John G. Taft is currently Vice Chairman at Baird, an international employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, and private equity firm, overseeing $188 billion in client assests. Prior to joining Baird, John served as CEO of RBC Wealth Management-US; Senior Advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Threadneedle Funds, Segall Bryant & Hamill and The Clifton Group; President and CEO of Voyager Asset Management; President and CEO of Dougherty Summit Securities; and as Managing Director of Piper Jaffray & Hopwood.
In addition, John was the former chairman of the Securities and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), a member of the CFA Institute’s Future of the Finance Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, John was assistant to the mayor St. Paul, George Latimer, and worked as a journalist.
He has served on a wide-range of not-for-profit and public service organizations; currently John sits on the Boards of The Minneapolis Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In March, John was recognized by The Center for Ethical Organizations at The University of St. Thomas, at their Principled Leadership Spotlight event.
The great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft, and grandson of Senator Robert A. Taft, John comes from a distinguished family well-know for its commitment to integrity. Join us to be inspired!