Finance | Insurance 2023: JEAN STACK
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES TEAM AND CO-HEAD OF GOVERNMENT AND DEFENSE INVESTMENT BANKING, ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO., TYSONS
In 2018, Stack, John Song and Alex Sevilla left the government services sector at California-based investment bank Houlihan Lokey to lead government services investment banking for Wisconsin-based Robert W. Baird & Co.
Stack had worked 23 years at Houlihan Lokey, where she was a founding member of its Aerospace, Defense & Government practice. Her team there executed more than 35 transactions with a total value of $6 billion between 2014 and 2017.
At Baird, Stack co-led the team that advised McLean-based management consultancy Guidehouse and its parent company, Veritas Capital, on the October 2022 acquisition of Grant Thornton’s public sector advisory practice. In December 2022, Baird served as financial adviser for Reston-based tech company Octo and parent company Arlington Capital Partners for IBM’s acquisition of Octo.
In 2023, Stack received her third Wash100 Award, which recognizes the region’s top 100 government contracting industry leaders, from Executive Mosaic. She is a Duke University graduate who also studied at the London School of Economics and is a Northern Virginia Technology Council board member.