Baird Adds East to Phoenix Wealth Management Office

PHOENIX – Oct. 22, 2020 –Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets and private equity firm, today announced that it has added Brad East as Managing Director and Financial Advisor to its Phoenix, Ariz., Wealth Management team. Senior Client Specialist Michelle Kuhlman joins East at the firm.

East comes to Baird from Moors & Cabot with nearly 30 years of experience and a client roster that includes $250 million in assets under management. He earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Arizona.

East is heavily involved in his local community, where he previously served on the Executive Council of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Since 2017, East has served as Chairman for the PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Alumni Association. East is a proud coach for his daughter's athletic teams and is an advocate and supporter of the Girl Scouts of America.

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 atwww.rwbaird.com

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