Baird Adds Financial Advisor Team in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Dec. 22, 2014

Baird announced today that it has added a veteran financial advisor team in its Phoenix wealth management office. Robert C. Church and John L. Wentworth, both Senior Vice Presidents, join the firm from Moors & Cabot and bring more than 40 years of combined industry experience.

Church began his career in the financial industry in 1992 at the former brokerage firm Paine Webber. He then moved to Piper Jaffray and Van Kasper before joining Moors & Cabot, where he has been since 2003. Church holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Arizona State University. Active in his community, Church is a member of Executive Council 70, a nonprofit group that volunteers and coordinates fundraising activities for the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. Church lives in Paradise Valley, Ariz., with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

Prior to joining Moors & Cabot in 2003, Wentworth was with Van Kasper, and had started his career as a financial advisor with Piper Jaffray in 1995. Wentworth is also a member of Executive Council 70, and lives in Phoenix with his wife Judy and their three children.

Baird’s wealth management business encompasses more than 800 financial advisors serving clients through more than 80 offices in 26 states, and has client assets of more than $100 billion. In July, Baird acquired the former McAdams Wright Ragen, Inc. (MWR), an investment firm headquartered in Seattle. As a result, more than 80 financial advisors from six offices in Washington state (Anacortes, Bellevue, Mount Vernon, Seattle, Spokane and Yakima) and one office in Portland, Ore., have joined Baird.

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 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $135billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th 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 Web site at

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Nick Herff
Baird Public Relations
(414) 298-7094