Baird Adds Financial Advisor Team in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo., Jan 4, 2012

Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added a financial advisor team, The Smith Norris Group, to its Boulder, Colo., wealth management office. The team includes Shawn B. Smith, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, and Will Norris, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor. In addition to his Financial Advisor role, Smith will serve as Branch Manager of the office, located at 1301 Canyon Boulevard, Suite 220.

“We are pleased to welcome Shawn and Will to Baird,” said Steve Binder, Senior Vice President and Director of the Colorado Market. “We are confident that they will help Baird grow its wealth management presence in Boulder, build on our commitment to the region and enhance our ability to offer the most comprehensive financial advice and service to our clients.”

Smith began his career 20 years ago with RAF Financial and INVESCO Mutual Fund, and most recently worked with Charles Schwab as a Financial Consultant. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Colorado State University. Smith serves as a volunteer soccer coach in his community. He lives in Westminster with his wife Francine and their two children.

Previously, Norris was with Charles Schwab as well. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Norris lives in Boulder with his wife Andrea and their two children.

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 2,700 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of nearly $84 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
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