Addition comes as Baird continues to expand its teams and services in the Twin Cities; new St. Paul office to open at end of July

Minnetonka, Minn. – July 24, 2019 Baird an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that The Tearse Wright Group has joined the firm as part of Baird’s wealth management office in Minnetonka, Minn. The team includes Hal Tearse, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor; and Nicole Wright, Financial Advisor; and Client Specialist Joe LaRue.

“We are excited to welcome The Tearse Wright Group to our team,” said Karen Heintz, local Market Director for Baird Private Wealth Management. "Their combined decades of experience, deep connection to the local community, and commitment to providing the best financial advice and service to clients make them a terrific addition to Baird."

Tearse brings more than 40 years of industry experience to Baird. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Minnesota and continued his education through several advanced training programs and seminars. Tearse spent eight years on the board of directors for Minnesota Hockey as coach in chief and served three years at USA Hockey on the finance, audit and investment committee. He is also a member of the FINRA Board of Arbitrators.

Wright joins Baird with eight years of experience in the financial services industry. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communications. Wright is on the Young Professionals of Minneapolis Board and serves as the co-chair of the membership committee of TeamWomen, a local organization that is dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and supporting women in reaching their full potential. In 2018, Wright was named a Twin Cities Finest Honoree, a program that recognizes 25 of the city’s most accomplished men and women annually.

This addition to Baird’s Minnetonka branch comes as the firm is continuing to deepen its ties to the Twin Cities. On July 22, the firm officially unveiled its newest office in St. Paul within Wells Fargo Place (30 E 7th Street).

“The Twin Cities are a vibrant, diverse and fast-growing marketplace,” added John Taft, Vice Chairman of Baird. “This is also my home, and I’m very proud of the work we do and excited about our plans to continue to expand and build our presence here. I’m thrilled to see our new St. Paul office open, and I look forward to watching it grow and thrive.”

Baird’s Private Wealth Management business encompasses approximately 1,300 financial advisors serving clients from over 170 offices in 34 states.

About Baird
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 3,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and $208.2 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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Baird Public Relations
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