Drew A. Baird is a Partner and Co-Founder of AMCO. Mr. Baird has over 15 years of industry experience and more than 11 years of experience in making middle-market growth equity investments in partnership with entrepreneurs across the healthcare, consumer, retail, business services and industrial sectors. While serving as an active member of several boards, Mr. Baird has worked closely with many management teams on budgeting, performance improvement, recruitment, integration and expansion efforts. Over his career Mr. Baird has worked on 13 transactions that have accounted for approximately $250 million of invested capital.
Prior to helping establish AMCO, Mr. Baird was a Principal of Star Avenue Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Star Avenue is a joint venture between Creative Artist Agency and Irving Place Capital focused on making growth equity investments in branded consumer and retail businesses. Previously, Mr. Baird served as a Senior Associate of BGCP, an affiliate of Bear Stearns. Prior to getting his MBA, Mr. Baird served as a Vice President for Wachovia Capital Partners (since renamed Pamlico Capital) where he focused on growth equity investments in the healthcare sector. Mr. Baird began his career as an Analyst in Merrill Lynch’s Technology Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Baird formerly served as a Director of Surgical Alliance, LLC and is currently a Director of Maximum Human Performance, LLC and an Official Observer to the Board of Directors of IT’SUGAR, LLC.
Mr. Baird holds an MBA, with concentrations in Finance and Decision Sciences, from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a BS in International Business and Finance from The Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of the Schreyer Honors College.