Angela Stenklyft meeting with colleagues.

Angela Stenklyft, Client Services Specialist for Baird Equity Asset Management, is the embodiment of Baird’s values, highlighted by her extraordinary client service both inside and outside of the office. For her contributions, she was named winner of Baird’s Kasten Award for exceptional external client service.

“In the pursuit of raising new assets over the past decade, there have been consistent headwinds for active equity managers. Despite these headwinds, Baird’s Growth team has won considerable new clients and assets, and overall revenues have risen dramatically. Angela has been instrumental to this success with all she does to assist the sales team in their efforts. As important, our high client retention rate is directly correlated to a lot of the work she is involved in,” mentioned the senior members of the Growth Team which includes Senior Portfolio Managers Chuck Severson and Ken Hemauer and Consultant Relations Specialist Todd Haschker.

Angela has played a crucial role in the asset gathering and client servicing of the $4.3 billion Growth team in her 13 years at the firm. Her dedication to data precision and clear and timely client communication has been instrumental to the long-term client relationships the team enjoys. She is personification of the Baird difference and client-first culture.

“Baird’s documents and details are what set us apart, and Angela is the reason for this. She knows what the client is looking for and how Baird can stand out when creating client-facing material,” said Reik Read, Director of Baird Equity Asset Management.

Senior Portfolio Manager Ken Hemauer describes Angela as “bright, hardworking, and very good at what she does. She takes everything on, whether it’s big projects or the daily and monthly detail work, with a great attitude and a smile. You know her work will exceed what is needed, which is critical because she touches all our communication with clients.”

Furthermore, Angela is profoundly inclined towards service to others, both at Baird, and in the community – through associate resource groups, Baird Gives Back and local youth focused organizations.