Lisa Baird left her position as a senior analyst with Cerulli Associates to join CRA Business Strategies Group, a consultant to the investment management industry, as director of research. Having also worked at Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Co. and McKinsey & Co., Baird has experience in strategy development, product marketing and distribution, channel strategy and market research. She reports to Frank L. Tarantino, executive vice president for strategic consulting.

"We are very fortunate to have Lisa on board," said Donald Rogers, chief executive officer of CRA Business Strategies. "She is a great fit and has a track record that is truly exceptional. I look forward to her having an immediate and very positive impact on the work we do with clients."

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