Baird Adds Cushner And Huebschle, Continues Bay Area Growth

Baird Adds Cushner And Huebschle, Continues Bay Area Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2011

Baird today announced that veteran Financial Advisors Alexander S. Cushner, Managing Director, and Russell P. Huebschle, Vice President, have joined the firm’s San Francisco wealth management office. Both Cushner and Huebschle were previously with Credit Suisse Private Banking. They are joined by Registered Client Relationship Specialist David Caillier and Registered Client Relationship Associate Georgiana Andersen, also from Credit Suisse.

Baird, an international, employee-owned financial services firm, continues to expand its wealth management business and the firm’s broader platform in San Francisco and throughout northern California. The firm has added nine wealth management professionals, including five financial advisors, to the office since March. Since 2007, Baird has added a number of senior level associates in the Bay Area including a new Co-Head of equity capital markets, several technology and clean technology investment bankers and equity research associates, and a number of veteran equity traders.

“We are very pleased to welcome Alex, Russ, David and Georgiana to Baird,” said Bill Welsh, Branch Manager of Baird’s San Francisco wealth management office. “As we continue to grow our presence in San Francisco and the Bay Area, adding these high-caliber wealth management professionals will enable us to extend our reach to serve more high-net-worth families and individuals.”

Prior to his time at Credit Suisse, Cushner held advisory positions at Lehman Brothers, Cowen & Co., Sutro & Co. and Shearson Lehman. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. He lives in Mill Valley with his wife Eris, son Joshua and daughter Jordan.

Huebschle, who brings 10 years of industry experience to Baird, was previously a Relationship Manager with Credit Suisse. Prior to that, he worked for Hambrecht & Quist in wealth management and institutional equity sales roles. He lives in San Francisco.

Baird has added more than 200 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. New office locations include Sioux City, Iowa, Fort Worth, Texas, Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Denver, Sacramento, Calif., Lynchburg, Va., Raleigh, N.C. and Portland, Ore.

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 $69 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2011.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of $89 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked number 14 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011 – its eighth consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at