Baird Adds Three Wealth Management Professionals, Opens Grand Junction Office

DENVER – Nov. 9, 2015

Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, announced today that it has added three wealth management professionals to expand its private wealth management practice into western Colorado. Joining the firm is Kim Giannone, a 21-year financial industry veteran, who will serve as Director and Financial Advisor at Baird’s new branch location in Grand Junction, Colo. She is joined by Registered Client Specialist Evie Crawford and Client Assistant Carrie Martindale. All three were previously with Wells Fargo Advisors in Grand Junction.

“We’re very excited to welcome Kim, Evie and Carrie to Baird, and to expand our footprint west into Grand Junction,” said Steve Binder, Director of the Colorado Market for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “Baird’s presence in Colorado has grown steadily since 2009, and we look forward to continuing that growth within the thriving Grand Junction community.” In addition to wealth management, Baird has investment banking, equity research, fixed income institutional sales and trading, and public finance operations in Colorado.

Prior to joining Baird, Giannone, an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS), was a senior vice president and investment officer at Wells Fargo. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where she served as a staff sergeant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.

Active in the local community, Giannone is very involved with the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the Grand Junction Rotary Club and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross. She resides in Grand Junction with her husband Joe.

Currently, Baird has nearly 850 financial advisors managing and overseeing $112 billion in assets through more than 80 wealth management offices in 26 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 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has $152 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