Donald W. Layden, Jr.

Operating Partner, Baird Venture Partners


Prior to joining Baird Venture Partners in December 2011, he was President of the International Group and Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary of Metavante. While there, he was instrumental in structuring the spin-off from Marshall & Ilsley Corporation in 2007, a transaction in which Metavante became a public company. He also successfully negotiated the merger of Metavante Technologies, Inc into Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. in 2009. From November 2009 until December 2011, Mr. Layden was an Advisor to Warburg Pincus in the TMT group. He serves on the boards of Firstsource Solutions, Online Resources, and Catholic Financial Life as well as several private companies including: Zipmark, SafetyPay, SnowShoe, and TxVia until it was acquired by Google. Mr. Layden graduated from Marquette University and received his J.D. with honors from Marquette University Law School. He is also very active in the Milwaukee community.