Baird Adds Industry Veteran To Wealth Management Business

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Baird announced that industry veteran Peter M. Miller has joined the employee-owned international wealth management firm as Senior Vice President.

Miller, who has 30 years of industry experience, will help recruit veteran advisors with an intent to open and manage a new wealth management office in the Northeast. He will be working from Baird’s office in St. Louis.

Most recently, Miller was a member of Wells Fargo Advisors’ senior leadership team and led the firm’s Advisor Development Group. In this role, he managed recruiting, training and development for the firm’s branch managers and financial advisors. He spent the majority of his career with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. where he held management positions including Executive Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing; Regional Officer – Eastern Region; and producing Branch Manager. He began his financial services career as a financial advisor with Kidder, Peabody and Co.

'Peter is highly regarded within the industry, and is a strong addition to our Private Wealth Management business and to Baird', said John Mabee, Vice Chairman of Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. 'He brings deep industry knowledge; established relationships with legacy A.G. Edwards advisors; and an appreciation for Baird’s unique culture that will help us build on the success we’ve had attracting top talent to best meet the needs of our clients'.

'I’ve long admired Baird and couldn’t be more pleased to be joining a company whose talented associates are so committed to putting their clients’ needs first,” Miller said. “Baird reminds me of A.G. Edwards where I spent most of my career, and it feels very good to be returning to a company that has achieved the milestone of being on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for 10 consecutive years. I look forward to helping the firm grow by sharing with others in the industry Baird’s great story, its collaborative culture, and its impressive line-up of services that will help advisors serve their clients'.

Baird has added more than 250 Financial Advisors and Branch Managers to its Private Wealth Management group since the beginning of 2009, the vast majority of whom are industry veterans. Beyond adding talent, Baird has opened wealth management offices in new markets including Portland, Maine, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth, Texas, and Portland, Ore.

Miller and his wife Debi live in St. Louis and have two adult daughters. Active in his community, he currently serves on the board of the Saint Louis Old Newsboys Day and recently served on the board of the Saint Louis Symphony. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Committee for The Meadows Foundation in Dallas.

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