KFN Annouces New Young Leaders Board Member, Ryan Smith ('15), Vice President, Baird 

"Kellogg has played a significant role in shaping me personally and professionally. I am excited to work with the Young Leaders Board and Advisory Board to grow Kellogg’s presence in the Chicago finance community and help facilitate the connectivity of the alumni base. I particularly look forward to focusing on Kellogg alumni around my cohort to build awareness and grow support of KFN’s overall mission."

About Ryan Smith:

Ryan Smith is a Vice President at Baird and is a member of the Global Industrials Group, primarily focused on Baird’s Vehicle Technology & Mobility practice. Since joining Baird in 2015, he has participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions, equity financings and other financial advisory services in roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to Baird, Ryan held various roles focused on structured finance and senior debt transactions at PNC Bank.
Ryan received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh with a BSBA in Finance.