About Me

Baird Inc. is an investment company that specializes in senior-secured and asset-based lending. The mission of Baird Inc. is to alter the trajectory of growing small businesses by injecting their processes with much-needed cash flow. The investment company is industry-agnostic. Instead, much like its founder, Eric Baird, Baird Inc. hones in on potential, efficacy, and an attainable exit.

In a banking environment that is increasingly conservative and restrictive, Eric Baird’s investment company offers sub-25 million revenue businesses a way to access funding and alter their trajectory.

Eric Baird, through Baird Inc., is also a part-owner of several other businesses. His companies include Tarpon Pointe Marina, Baird Real Estate, Hotel Ranola, and he is the acting President of the Gail Baird Foundation.

The Gail Baird Foundation was created in memory of Gail Baird - Eric Baird’s mother - after her struggle with ovarian cancer ended in 2012. The mission of the Gail Baird Foundation is to support increased awareness of ovarian cancer and to fund those initiatives committed to researching and curing the disease. The foundation also continues Gail’s dedication to providing opportunities to aspiring women entrepreneurs and to enriching the lives of seniors and veterans.

Eric Baird, infused with his mother’s entrepreneurial and generous spirit, is dedicated to the pursuit of sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience for the benefit of his local businesses and community.