Baird Adds Veteran Financial Advisor in Chicago

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Baird has announced that it has added Paul Donnelly, CPA, as a Director and Financial Advisor in its Chicago wealth management office.

Donnelly brings more than 25 years of financial industry experience to Baird.

'We are thrilled Paul has chosen to continue his career at Baird', said Frank Moroni, Managing Director, Branch Manager of Baird’s Chicago office. 'His broad industry experience and dedication to outstanding client service makes him a tremendous addition to our firm and excellent fit for our culture'.

Donnelly joins Baird from William Blair & Company, where he had been an Investment Counselor in the firm’s Investment Management Division since 2006. He began his career in the financial industry in Arthur Andersen’s Tax Division in 1987.

Donnelly holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Boston College, a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University and an MBA in finance and international business from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Active in his community, Donnelly is involved with Jesuit International Missions and Dreams for Kids Chicago. He lives in Wilmette, Ill., with his wife Colette and their three children.

Baird has added nearly 300 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 markets including Lake Norman, N.C.; Sarasota, Fla.; Portland, Maine; Salt Lake City; Houston and Fort Worth, Texas; and Portland, Ore.

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