|Parkins Joins Baird As Branch Manager In Kansas City
Baird, an employee-owned international wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, announced today it has named Thomas J. Parkins, Vice President and Branch Manager of its Kansas City office, located at 444 W. 47th Street, Suite 100.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 30, 2011
“We are pleased to welcome Tom to our Private Wealth Management business and to Baird,” said Erik Dahlberg, Regional Director for Baird Private Wealth Management. “With his extensive industry experience, high integrity, and appreciation for Baird’s unique culture, he is well suited to lead our wealth management office in Kansas City.”
Parkins, who has more than 20 years of experience in the financial service industry, was most recently a Principal and Director of New Business Development at Kenilworth Asset Management in Chicago. He has also worked for firms including Piper Jaffrey, Chicago Investment Group, Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer & Company, and Morgan Stanley & Company. He began his career as a financial advisor and has since held a wide variety of management positions in the industry. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in history.
Currently a resident of Glencoe, Ill., Parkins will be relocating to Kansas City. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and actively involved with numerous school and religious organizations. He and his wife Patti have three children.
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 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 rwbaird.com.
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