CHICAGO – March 4, 2019 Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, today announced that it has added The Schrieber Group to its Elgin Wealth Management office located at 2205 Point Blvd. The team is led by Financial Advisor Robert Schrieber, Managing Director, as well as Financial Advisors Terry Foster, CFA®, Vice President, John Wedell, CRPC®, Vice President, CRPC®, and Scott Komaromy, Vice President. They are joined by Jana Pretzer and Mary Lou Smith who will serve as Senior Client Specialists. Pamela Schrieber will serve as Client Assistant.

Schrieber brings more than 30 years of experience to Baird. He is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Foster brings more than 25 years of experience to Baird. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management and finance, as well as Texas Christian University where he earned his master’s degree in finance.

Wedell brings more than 12 years of industry experience to Baird. He is a graduate of Murray State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Komaromy brings more than seven years of industry experience to Baird. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering management.

These additions come on the heels of the announcement that Hilliard Lyons agreed to join Baird. In addition, Baird added 62 financial advisors to its Private Wealth Management group in 2018, the majority of whom are industry veterans. Baird also added new wealth management offices in; Abilene, Texas; Anchorage, Alaska; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Durango, Colo.; Elgin, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Sun City and Tucson, Ariz.; and Toledo, Ohio. 

Baird’s Private Wealth Management business encompasses more than 890 financial advisors serving clients through 98 locations in 30 states, and has client assets of $140 billion.

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $208 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated 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 website at


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