Baird Names Director of Wealth Strategy & Solutions
MILWAUKEE, July 6, 2023 – Today, Baird announced that Ellen Galezewski has been promoted to the newly created role of Director of Wealth Strategy and Solutions to support the growth of Baird’s Private Wealth Management business. Galezewski has been with the employee-owned international financial services firm since 2012 and also holds the high-ranking officer title of Managing Director.
In her new role, Galezewski will be responsible for Baird’s Wealth Solutions Group, which includes more than 130 specialists who help Baird’s 1,300 financial advisors provide customized solutions to their clients at every stage of life. She will also continue to oversee Baird’s Wealth Centers teams – regionally aligned associates who are functional experts in wealth planning, business development, practice management, and more, and serve as an extension of an advisor’s team to help support their clients’ unique needs.
“Ellen has been instrumental in the evolution of our wealth management business while also making a tremendous impact as an inspirational leader at Baird and in the community,” said Laura Thurow, Executive Director of Wealth Solutions and Operations. “She is a team player, tireless in her efforts to partner with those around her to deliver the best results. She exemplifies the best of Baird and is very deserving of this promotion.”
In recognition of her work and advocacy for others, Galezewski was named one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” in 2022. Outside of Baird, she serves as President of the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin chapter and previously served as a board member and Treasurer of St. Thomas More High School in Milwaukee. Galezewski earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from The University of Notre Dame, and her master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
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. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 5,000 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $375 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2022. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 23 on the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 20th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Baird Trust Company 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 www.rwbaird.com.