Addition of veteran advisor aims to grow Baird’s presence in St. Louis region

– Oct. 30, 2020 –
Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that it has added Chip Walker as a Private Wealth Management Market Director, overseeing the St. Louis, Mo. region.

Walker comes to Baird with nearly 30 years of experience at Wells Fargo and its legacy firms, starting as a Financial Advisor at Wheat First Butcher Singer in Virginia in 1992. He has served as Regional Sales Manager, Director of Managed Accounts, Director of Best Practices and Practice Management, Director of FA Integration, and, most recently, Managing Director of Field Strategy and Communication.

“I am very excited to join Baird to help grow our presence in the St. Louis region,” said Walker. “St. Louis has been home for my family for the last 13 years and is one of the great brokerage cities in the financial services industry. Baird's client-centric culture and respect for the important role that Financial Advisors play in helping clients reach their life goals fit perfectly with the Midwest culture and 'Show Me' slogan for Missouri.”

Walker is an active board member for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Concordance Academy. He has served in the past on boards for St. Louis Children's Hospital and The Magic House.

“We're thrilled to welcome Chip to the Baird family,” said Erik Dahlberg, Executive Director of Baird's Private Wealth Management business. “We look forward to watching him thrive alongside John Mabee, Vice Chairman of PWM, and Dan Sullivan, Branch Manager, in attracting and developing successful, experienced advisors through recruitment efforts.”

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.

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 June 30, 2020. 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

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Rachel Berkowitz
Baird Public Relations