Baird & Warner appoints Martin Bozarth as CFO

Baird & Warner has announced that Martin “Marty” Bozarth will serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. He returns to Baird & Warner after previously serving in the same position from 2002 to 2007.

Bozarth succeeds Warren Habib, who had been operating in a dual role as CFO of Baird & Warner and president of the company’s title business. As CFO, Habib helped navigate the company’s rapid growth, while the title business experienced similar success, due in large part to his leadership and the efforts of the team he helped build. He will now focus his full attention to the growth and expansion opportunities of the title business.

“We’re proud to welcome Marty back to the Baird & Warner family,” said Steve Baird, the company’s president and CEO. “Marty led Baird & Warner’s financial operations for all of our lines of business—residential sales, mortgage and title—during a high-growth period. We’re looking forward to benefiting again from his leadership and financial and operational expertise at a time when we just closed another record year and are already off to a strong 2018.”

Bozarth most recently served as CFO for USA Vein Clinics in Northbrook, IL, and spent the majority of the past 10 years as the COO of Profit Recovery Partners, a California-based expense reduction consultant for Fortune 1000 company CFOs.

“I’m excited to rejoin the executive team at Baird & Warner and eager to contribute to and manage the financial goals and strategic vision of the company,” said Bozarth. “One thing that hasn’t changed since I’ve been gone is the company’s dedication to serving the people of Chicago and its suburbs — both in making all of their real estate goals easier to achieve and at a philanthropic level. I look forward to helping the company continue to drive growth across all of its real estate service lines.”

Bozarth holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.