Baird Appoints Prioletti Branch Manager In Naples

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 24, 2011

Baird, an international wealth management, investment banking, asset management and private equity firm, has named Michael J. Prioletti First Vice President, Branch Manager of its Naples, Fla., location. Prioletti has 20 years of industry experience, and is the senior member of The Prioletti Murphy Group.

“We are very pleased to promote Mike to Branch Manager of our Naples branch,” said John Mabee, regional director of Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “His extensive industry experience, high integrity, and dedication to his clients and his community make him well qualified to lead our branch in the market.”

Prioletti has been a Financial Advisor with Baird Private Wealth Management for 20 years. He will continue to work with private clients in his new role. Prior to joining Baird in 1991, Prioletti spent 11 years in strategic planning for major consumer products companies.

Active in his community, Prioletti’s volunteer commitments include: trustee of Hodges University, president of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office Board of Directors, past lay leader of North Naples United Methodist Church, and past president of the Noon Rotary Club in Bonita Springs. In 2008, Prioletti received Baird’s Brenton H. Rupple Citizenship Award, its highest award given to one associate annually in recognition of his or her outstanding dedication to community service and support.

Prioletti lives in Naples with his wife Brenda and their three daughters.

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 2,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of nearly $82 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked number 14 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011 – its eighth 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 private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at