After joining Baird in 1986, Mike built a successful practice as a Financial Advisor, serving families and individuals’ wealth management needs. For over twenty years, Mike served as the President of Private Wealth Management – Baird’s largest business unit – growing the business from 775 advisors to more than 1,300 advisors. In 2022, Mike assumed the role of Chairman of Private Wealth Management, primarily focusing on strategic growth opportunities, recruitment, and talent development.
In addition to his role on the firm’s Executive Committee, Mike is a member of Baird’s Board of Directors and the Marketing and IT Committees. Mike is also actively involved in his community and serves on multiple boards, including Riverfront Investment Group, Baird Trust, Baird Foundation and Baird Insurance Services, Inc. Passionate about giving back to his community, Mike served as past member of the Froedtert Hospital Foundation and has volunteered for numerous charities such as Ducks Unlimited, United Way, Boys & Girls Club of America and more.
Mike received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He continues to be active with the University and has guided Baird’s efforts to become the Founding Partner of the Wealth Management Program at UW. He is also an Alumnus of the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School of Business.