Jennifer Alter Warden
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & EVP
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, and helps sustain a culture that empowers people and enables Baird & Warner to consistently rank as a top workplace in Chicago.
With Baird & Warner since 1995, Jennifer was responsible for launching
the company’s home services, e-business and title operations. In 2002, Jennifer created Baird & Warner Good Will Works, the company’s charitable initiative, and she continues to oversee the program. To date, Good Will Works has donated more than $2.5 million to worthy nonprofits.
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 team members to do their personal best.
Jennifer is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.