Jennifer Alter Warden

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President 

Jennifer Alter Warden is the chief operating officer and executive vice president of Baird & Warner. She works closely with the presidents of Baird & Warner’s three divisions -- Residential Sales, Key Mortgage Services and Baird & Warner Title Services -- to ensure they have the marketing and technology strategies and resources they need to operate effectively. 

Jennifer also serves on Baird & Warner’s executive committee, as well as plays a major role in creating an environment that empowers people to be better and enables Baird & Warner to consistently rank as a top workplace in Chicagoland.

With Baird & Warner since 1995, Jennifer was responsible for launching the company’s home services, e-business and title operations. In 2002, Jennifer created the Baird & Warner Good Will Network, the company’s charitable initiative, and she continues to oversee the program. To date, the Good Will Network has donated nearly $2 million to worthy nonprofits.

Jennifer’s background is a combination of communications, public relations and journalism. She was principal of her own marketing communications firm for eight years, and she spent four years in marketing and management positions for a national wholesale distribution company.

A lifelong resident of Chicago, Jennifer is an avid cyclist who takes full advantage of the city’s lakefront, park system and other public treasures. Jennifer, her husband Rob Warden and their two grown sons are active in the community and committed to making a difference. She leads by example, working hard to inspire Baird & Warner employees to do their personal best.

Jennifer is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.