Baird Continues Fort Worth Expansion, Adds Four Wealth Management Professionals

Baird has announced that it is continuing to expand its presence in the region, adding four wealth management professionals to its Fort Worth office, including three seasoned financial advisors.

Harold K. Ryan, Senior Vice President, and W. Clay Ryan, Vice President, CFP join as Financial Advisors. They, along with Casie Scheffler, Registered Client Relationship Associate, operate as a team, The Ryan Group. Also joining Baird is Wes Oliver, Vice President and Financial Advisor.

All four wealth management professionals were previously with Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms Wachovia and A.G. Edwards. Collectively, they hold more than 50 years of experience in the financial services industry.

'We are very pleased to welcome Harold, Clay, Wes and Casie to Baird and expand the firm’s presence in Fort Worth', said Jarrett Kovics, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of Dallas and Fort Worth offices. 'Baird’s vibrant culture attracts talented, caring professionals who are passionate about creating great outcomes for their clients and believe the way we do business is as important as the business we do. Those core values are being well received by those who live here, creating a lot of opportunity for Baird'.

Baird has added 182 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 or announced plans to open wealth management offices in several new markets.

About Baird Private Wealth Management

Using a consultative approach, Baird’s more than 680 Financial Advisors deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients nationwide. They have the resources to oversee the complete financial picture for high-net-worth families and individuals with complex financial needs. Baird Financial Advisors managed and oversaw nearly $63 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2010.

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