Father-Son Financial Advisor Team Joins Baird in Houston

HOUSTON, Feb. 2, 2015 Baird announced today that it has added a father-son financial advisor team in its Houston-Memorial City wealth management office. The team, which includes Financial Advisors Patrick Cook, Vice President, and Nathan Cook, Senior Vice President, brings more than 35 years of combined industry experience to Baird.

Patrick Cook joins Baird from UBS Financial Services, where he started his career as a financial advisor in 1987. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Highly active in his community, he is on the Advisory Council of the Houston Center for Photography, is the General Secretary of the Houston Scottish Rite, is Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Grand Lodge of Texas and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Patrick lives in Houston with his wife Susan. They have three adult children and five grandsons.

Nathan Cook also joins from UBS, where he had been a financial advisor since 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in theological studies at Houston Baptist University. Nathan is an active member of his church, where he serves as a teacher. He lives in Katy, Texas, with his wife Heather and their three sons.

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 $135billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th 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 rwbaird.com.

For additional information, contact:
Nick Herff
Baird Public Relations
(414) 298-7094