Baird Private Wealth Management Promotes Jarrett Kovics to Regional Director

DALLAS, January 27, 2014

Baird, an employee-owned international wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, today announced that Jarrett Z. Kovics, Director, has been promoted to Regional Director. Kovics is based in Baird’s Dallas office.

In his new role, Kovics will oversee Baird’s wealth management offices in the Western Region, which includes Texas, Arizona, Oregon and California. Previously he was Director of the Texas Market for Baird. Kovics joined the firm in 2010 as branch manager of Baird’s Dallas wealth management office.

Kovics started his career as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley before moving to Citi Smith Barney. At Smith Barney, he spent 11 years in a variety of roles, including Assistant Branch Manager of the Private Client/Institutional Headquarters office in New York and Complex Manager of the Global Wealth Management offices in Hawaii.

“Baird Private Wealth Management has experienced tremendous growth in recent years,” said Michael J. Schroeder, President of Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “In the last five years, we have added more than 300 new advisors and opened 23 new branch locations. Jarrett’s experience and proven leadership skills make him a natural fit for this role, and his promotion helps position our firm in a way to support future growth.”

Kovics earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Lafayette College. He resides in Dallas with his wife Melissa and their three 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 more than 2,900 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $100 billion 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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Baird Public Relations