Martin University announced, Ivan Baird, Jr., the Chief Financial Officer of Apex Infinite Solutions LLC, serving as an integral member of the executive leadership team, with a focus on three main areas; controllership, treasury, and, planning, will be joining its Board of Trustees
In addition to his Trustee position at Martin University, he also holds an Advisory Board seat as well as a member of the Operations Committee for AIS, holding the responsibility of revenue goals; in addition, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Indianapolis Mt. Zion Federal Credit Union where he focuses on the expansion of the organization and provides general oversight of operations.
The Indianapolis native, and graduate of Alabama A&M University, started his accounting career with American Express, Tax and Business Service in Minneapolis, MN where he was on the acquisitions and transition team and specifically focused on accounting transition, contract management, budgeting, and reporting for acquired accounting firms. He grew within the company from a Management Trainee to a Senior Financial Analyst, to then become a Business Manager in the New York City, NY office where he serviced a portfolio of high net worth clientele and managed their financial interests. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and skills developed at American Express, Gibraltar Management, Inc., a business management firm, was formed. This afforded him the opportunity to work nationally and abroad servicing entertainment, small business, and non-profit clients.
Since returning to Indianapolis, he expanded his scope of employment in real estate, healthcare and the government sectors. He became a licensed real estate broker with Green Door Realty Group and focuses on commercial property sales and development. In addition, Ivan and his wife own Gamma Transportation and Logistics Inc., specializing in vehicle transport. In the community, Ivan is an active member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC), and serves as a leader of the EMBC, dFree® Financial Literacy Program. He learned early that investing in the community generates equity through helping others reach their long-term goals.