Baird Names Bigelow Director of Florida Market

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 1, 2016 –Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm,  announced today that industry veteran Alex Bigelow has joined the firm’s Private Wealth management Business as Director of the Florida Market. Bigelow, who will be based in the firm’s Palm Beach Gardens office, will oversee Baird’s six wealth management offices in Florida and recruit veteran financial advisors in the region.

Bigelow brings more than 35 years of industry experience to Baird, having spent the last 25 years with AG Edwards and successor firms. Most recently he served as a Market Manager for Wells Fargo in Palm Beach. Bigelow began his career in 1981 as a Financial Advisor and has held positions as a Regional Sales Coordinator, Branch Manager, Complex Manager and Regional Director. He is also a former member of the AG Edwards, Inc. Board of Directors.

“Alex is a talented, highly experienced veteran of the financial services industry, and we’re excited to have him leading our efforts to grow Baird’s presence in the Florida market,” said John Mabee, Vice Chairman for Baird’s Private Wealth Management business. “Having spent more than 15 years with AG Edwards before it was acquired, Alex has a deep appreciation for Baird’s story and client-focused culture.”

Bigelow is an active board member for the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, a non-partisan political and public affairs organization. He is the past president of the Florida Securities Dealers Association and a former board member of the Florida Economic Council.

Alex and his wife Donna live in Palm Beach Gardens. They have two daughters, Brooke and Brittany.

Currently, Baird has approximately 870 financial advisors managing and overseeing $110 billion in assets through 85 wealth management offices in 28 states. Baird has wealth management, investment banking, institutional and fixed income sales, and equity research operations in Florida, through seven offices in Merritt Island, Naples, Palm Beach Gardens, Sarasota, Tampa and Winter Park.

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 $151billion 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

For additional information, contact:
Ashley Christophersen
Baird Public Relations
(414) 765-7250