Baird Adds Veteran Financial Advisor in Chicago

CHICAGO, MAY 28, 2013

     Paul Donnelly
Paul Donnelly
Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today 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.

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 approximately 2,800 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird had more than $100 billion in client assets on March 31, 2013. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 14 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 – its tenth 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 investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s website at

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