DENVER (July 17, 2023) – Today, Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, announced the hire of Mark Witter, who joins Baird as a Director and Branch Manager. He will oversee the firm’s Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Private Wealth Management offices.

Witter joins Baird from Principal Asset Management, where he served as a Senior Director of Wealth Advisory Solutions covering various firms, including Baird, across a large Western U.S. territory. He is a 20-year industry veteran and previously held senior leadership positions at Neuberger Berman, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Securities and Evergreen Investments. 

“Cultural fit is critical for leaders at Baird, which is why it is worth noting that Mark is no stranger to us,” said Cory Colvin, Baird Executive Market Director. “We are confident that Mark’s deep understanding of the local market dynamics, coupled with his exceptional ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships, will be instrumental in supporting our clients and subsequent growth not only in Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction but eventually all of Colorado, Utah, and additional locations in the Mountain states.”

Witter is a Colorado native, attending Niwot High School, Northern Colorado University (BA), and Arizona State University (MA). 

The firm has a long tradition of giving back to the communities where its associates live and work, such as deep involvement and support for Children’s Hospital of Colorado Foundation, Colorado Uplift, Denver Film Society, Fort Lewis College Foundation, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Jeffco Schools Foundation and Rocky Mountain Innosphere.

Baird recently announced that Denver-based Minds Matter Colorado was named a 2023 Paul Purcell “Kids Win!” Annual Baird Education Grant recipient. The group plans to use its grant to support its College Access Mentoring Program, providing mentorship, college readiness and admissions preparation, and 100% financial assistance for mentees at six colleges. Denver-based ACE Scholarships was a 2022 recipient.

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 more than 5,000 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and 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

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