Barron’s Advisor Center spoke recently with John Taft about his decision to join Baird as Vice Chairman and a member of its Executive Committee. Taft, who has more than 35 years of industry experience, will pursue strategic business opportunities across Baird’s platform, focusing his attention initially on collaborating with Baird’s Private Wealth Management leadership team to advance key priorities.


“I am going to bring my experience, knowledge and contacts, and do everything I can to help [Baird] grow their business and be a better version of who they already are,” [John] Taft tells Advisor Center.

… Taft has known Baird’s executive leadership for 15 years and said he was drawn to the company’s independence and employee-owned model."