Sharon deGuzman
Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager, Baird
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
phone 414-298-1064
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Financial services - fixed income investments.

Board Profile

TEMPO Milwaukee Board member American Lung Association of WI Board member Wauwatosa Library Foundation - Board member Catholic Charities Foundation - Board member

Board Experience

Sharon is a member of The CFA Institute and is a member of the CFA Society of Milwaukee. She serves on the boards of the American Lung Association of Wisconsin, the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation, TEMPO Milwaukee and Catholic Charities Foundation. Sharon is a member of Milwaukee Women Inc. and Professional Dimensions. She received the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award – Mentor category in 2015. Sharon is a former member of the Finance Committee and the former Assistant Treasury for United Way of Greater Milwaukee and former board member of Divine Savior Holy Angels high school.  She is a member of Baird’s Advisory Implementation Committee and the past co-chair of Baird’s Women Associate Resource Group.


Professional Summary

Sharon has over 28 years of investment experience managing various types of fixed income portfolios.

She is currently is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager for Baird Advisors, Robert W. Baird & Co’s institutional fixed income management group. Sharon has been a named portfolio manager on all of the Baird Bond Fund offerings since their inception dates. She plays a lead role for the team on portfolio construction and focuses on managing short and intermediate taxable portfolios and tax-exempt portfolios.

Prior to joining Baird Advisors, Sharon was an Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Firstar Investment Research and Management Company (FIRMCO) where she did quantitative fixed income analysis and portfolio management.

Recognition & Awards

Milwaukee Business Journal – Women of Influence 2015


Sharon is also an active volunteer at Christ King Parish and School in Wauwatosa, WI. Sharon and her husband Jim served as Co-Chairs in 2015 and 2016 for the Soles for Catholic Education Walk for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Sharon and her husband Jim have five children and live in Wauwatosa, WI.


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