President and CEO, Accuri Cytometers in Ann Arbor. Baird, co-founder of the company, is responsible for strategic management, fund-raising, and human resources. She also co-manages collaborators and manufacturing partners. Baird has led teams of technology developers and process improvement and sales and marketing groups for her clients and employers. She has been responsible for several major fund-raising initiatives, generating close to $10 million from investors for Accuri. Previously, she was vice president at Keane Consulting Group, where she helped build the company as it quintupled in size to more than 150 staff and managed more than $10 million in projects. At ISSYS Sensing Systems, Baird led fund-raising, marketing and sales, business development, grant proposal writing, public relations, regulatory affairs, human resources, and product development. She has a bachelorís in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and received her MBA from Northwestern Universityís Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she shared top-of-class honors.