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Edward DeFrance, CPA, CFA®, CAIA®

Edward DeFrance, CPA, CFA®, CAIA®

Managing Director

Ed is a Managing Director with The DDK Group at Baird and has more than 20 years of experience in the investment and financial planning industry. Prior to Baird, Ed was a senior manager in Deloitte’s Investment Consulting Services group and was a manager in Arthur Andersen’s Investment Advisory Services Division. Ed received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ed also holds the Charted Alternative Investment Analyst designation. Ed and his wife. Jill, have been married for over 20 years and have three sons.