Gordon C.C. Liao
Gordon is the Managing Partner of Baird Capital.
concentrates on acquisition opportunities in the Industrial and Consumer Products sector with a particular focus in consumer and healthcare companies.
Gordon serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee for Baird's U.S. Private Equity and Venture Capital groups.
also oversees Baird's Asia operations team, which provides manufacturing, sales and distribution support to portfolio companies in Asia.
Gordon was also the founder and CEO of The Pangaea Group, an international consulting firm, which specialized in assisting the portfolio companies of private equity firms to establish strategic alliances in China.
Gordon currently serves on the Board of Directors of Backyard Leisure Holdings, Ellman International, Medical Education Technologies, Inc., NAC Marketing, Inc (New Vitality) and Baird Asia Limited.
Gordon earned a BA in Economics and Asian Studies from Colgate University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with a concentration in Finance and Management Strategy.
focuses on investment opportunities in the Consumer Products sector.
Prior to joining Baird Capital's U.S. Private Equity team in 2008, Gordon was a founding member of Reliant Equity Investors focused on buyouts in the lower middle-market.
Before Reliant, Gordon was with Wind Point Partners, a Chicago based middle-market private equity firm, and divine, Inc., a publicly traded internet incubator.
Gordon started his career with Merrill Lynch in their investment banking group.
is actively involved with Baird Capital
portfolio companies Eckler's
, Backyard Discovery
, New Vitality and Qualitor
Gordon received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, graduating with Highest Honors and as a recipient of the Bronze Tablet.
He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Toigo Fellow.