Baird Adds Branch Manager, Financial Advisor to Oconomowoc Wealth Management Office

Oconomowoc, Wis. – May. 2, 2016 Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added James L. Van De Ven as Senior Vice President, Branch Manager, and Christopher S. Brock as Financial Advisor to the firm’s Oconomowoc wealth management office located at 1245 Corporate Center Drive.

In addition to managing the office, Van De Ven will serve as a financial advisor focusing on the needs of high-net-worth clients. Tim Duchow, who previously served as branch manager, will continue to serve clients and grow his business as a Baird financial advisor in Oconomowoc.

“Jim and Chris are talented professionals with a strong commitment to serving clients, and we are very pleased to welcome both of them to Baird,” said Erik Dahlberg, Executive Director of Baird’s Private Wealth Management Branch System. “We offer our sincere thanks to Tim for his excellent leadership and look forward to many years of him serving clients as a valued member of the Baird team in Oconomowoc.”

Van De Ven brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Baird. Before joining Baird, he served as a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo, and previously held branch manager positions for more than 15 years with Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Illinois University and is an active volunteer with Ducks Unlimited, The Elmbrook Humane Society and Hunger Task Force. He currently resides in Menomonee Falls with his wife and two children.

Brock also joins Baird from Wells Fargo where he served as a Financial Advisor. Prior to that, he was an auditing supervisor for Badger Inventory Service. Brock received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Active in the community, he is involved with Hunger Task Force and currently resides in Milwaukee.

Baird has approximately 870 financial advisors managing $112 billion in client assets through 85 wealth management offices in 28 states.

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 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $151 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 – its 13th 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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Ashley Christophersen
Baird Public Relations
(414) 765-7094