Minnetonka, Minn., April 27, 2015 – Baird announced today that it has added industry veteran Mark E. Kenyon to its Minnetonka, Minn., wealth management office as Senior Vice President, Branch Manager. Larry Law, the previous branch manager, will continue to serve clients and grow his business as a financial advisor in Minnetonka.
"With nearly 40 years of experience, a very strong network of industry connections and a drive to provide clients with the best possible service, Mark is a great addition to our team and will look to grow our office in Minnetonka,” said Steven Stroker, Regional Director for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “We thank Larry for his outstanding leadership and look forward to many years of him serving clients as a member of the Baird team in Minnetonka.”
Kenyon was most Kenyon was most recently a complex director with UBS Financial Services, where he had been since 1995. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1975 with the former E.F. Hutton & Co. which eventually became Shearson Lehman and Smith Barney. Kenyon holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. Active in his community, he currently serves on the boards of several organizations including the Guthrie Theater, Hoyas Unlimited and Georgetown University. Kenyon lives in Wayzata, Minn., with his wife Carol. They have two adult children, Christina and Hilary.
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.
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 $145 billion 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 www.rwbaird.com.
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Nick Herff, Baird Public Relations