The 'Velvet Hammer'

At just 31 years old, William Heard has built a career on persistence

In 2004, a bold intern walked into the office of Dan Tranchita, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Robert W. Baird & Co., and suggested plainly, “We need to talk.” At that moment, young Marquette Business student William Heard left an indelible impression on Tranchita.

“I had not met many interns who were bold enough to walk right into a senior officer’s door and speak to them as a peer,” Tranchita recalls. “Beyond that, however, what William had to say was important to me and the Marquette University College of Business Administration.”

Unwittingly, that conversation was the genesis of what is now Marquette University Business’ Applied Investment Management (AIM) Program, one of the college’s marquee offerings and considered among the top undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation.

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