NASHVILLE – September 8, 2020 Today, Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, announced that The Parker Group has joined the firm in a new branch in Columbia, Tenn.

Formerly with Morgan Stanley, the team includes Stewart J. Parker and Drew M. Parker, CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, who will both serve as Directors; Clay Buttrey, who will serve as Vice President, Associate Financial Advisor; and Richard T. Law, CFP®, CMFC®, who will serve as Financial Advisor. The team manages more than $383 million in assets under management.

Baird now has 11 private wealth management offices in the state of Tennessee. The firm also has Public Finance, Institutional Fixed Income and Institutional Equity Research offices in Nashville and Knoxville.

“We are thrilled to welcome this talented team to Baird,” said Parker Griffith, Southeastern Market Director for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. “Baird is excited to grow ourfootprint in Middle Tennessee with the addition of a team of professionals that share our deep commitment to putting client interests first.”

Stewart Parker brings 24 years of industry experience to Baird and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and business from the University of Tennessee. Drew Parker has 18 years of industry experience and graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. 

Buttrey has 21 years of industry experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University. Law has four years of industry experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Freed-Hardeman University.

Baird’s Private Wealth Management business encompasses more than 1,300 financial advisors serving clients from over 160 locations in 33 states and has client assets of more than $215 billion. 

For additional information, contact:
Rachel Berkowitz, Baird Public Relations
(414) 765-7250 

About Baird

Putting clients first since 1919, 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 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $305 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 13 on the 2020 Fortune 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