Don Layden is a partner in the Milwaukee office, and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Services Group. Don focuses his practice on corporate law, with an emphasis on clients in the technology and business services areas. He is uniquely positioned to assist clients with sophisticated transactions and related corporate governance issues, having honed his business, legal and leadership skills both as a corporate attorney and strategic advisor to global businesses.
Don also serves as Operating Partner for Baird Venture Partners and Baird Capital Partners, where he advises the funds on investments in payments and transaction processing, business services and health care IT.
Before returning to Quarles & Brady, Don was president of the International Group and senior executive vice president of Corporate Development, general counsel and secretary of Metavante Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:MV). Don returned to Metavante in 2004 with the Company’s acquisition of NuEdge Systems, where he served as president. He also served as an advisor to Warburg Pincus LLC, a leading global equity firm.
Previously, he held senior management positions with Fiserv (president, Lending Systems Division), Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (senior vice president and chief executive officer, Trust and Investment Management Group) and at Metavante (senior vice president and chief financial officer). Layden began his career practicing law as a partner at Quarles & Brady, where he concentrated his practice in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Layden serves on the board of two public companies:
- Firstsource Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Mumbai, India, traded on the National Stock Exchange of India (FSL.NS) which provides business process outsourcing services for clients in bank and financial services health care and telecommunications. Layden is a member of the Corporate Strategy Committee and also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company’s US-based business, Firstsource Solutions USA, LLC.
- Online Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCC), headquartered in Chantilly, CA which provides bill payment and transaction processing services to banks and billers. Layden chairs the Corporate Finance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees.
He also serves on the boards of TxVia, Inc., a private company which provides transaction processing technology for emerging payments and financial services, Catholic Financial Life, a fraternal insurance company with over $1 billion in assets, FEI Behavioral Health, a private company which provides employee assistance and crisis management services, Harqen, a private company which captures voice conversations and creates actionable insights, and as a board observer to Zipmark, a private company which enables digital payments.