Fred Baird

Fred is a principal of Aurora Financial Advisors. He coordinates the investment strategy and asset management responsibilities of the firm as well as supervises the trading and operations functions within the company. Fred is a major contributor to the firm’s written communication with clients and works with clients with specialized needs such as business valuation, succession planning, and non-financial asset management requirements. Prior to joining Aurora, Fred was an international management consultant.

Originally from New Zealand, Fred began his career as a Professor of Economics and Operations Research before becoming a management, economic and financial consultant for a series of international consulting firms beginning with Ernst & Young Management Sciences and most recently with CRA International. As a consultant, Fred specialized in developing markets for the trading of resources as diverse as fisheries, forest products, natural gas and electricity, and in the development of economic models for the corporatization and privatization of previously Government-owned entities. Fred has a B.E., a B.Sc in Economics and Operations Research, an M.Sc. in Economics, and a PhD (ABD) in Operations Research.