Baird Adds Veteran Financial Advisor in Houston

HOUSTON, March 10, 2015 Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added industry veteran Barbara Woolhandler as Director, Financial Advisor, in its Houston-Galleria wealth management office. Woolhandler brings more than 30 years of financial industry experience to Baird.

Woolhandler joins Baird from Morgan Stanley, and had been a financial advisor there since the firm merged its wealth management business in 2009 with Citigroup. Prior to that, she had been with Citigroup since 1996. Woolhandler began her career in the industry in 1986 with the former brokerage firm Rotan Mosle. She holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from Columbia University, and currently resides in Houston.

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. Last year, 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., 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 $145billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015 – its 12th 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
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