Wealth management firm opens Grand Junction branch

Kim Giannone
Kim Giannone

Baird has opened a branch location in Grand Junction to expand its wealth management services in Western Colorado.

The company also has hired three professionals to work in the office: Kim Giannone, Evie Crawford and Carrie Martindale.

“We’re very excited to welcome Kim, Evie and Carrie to Baird and to expand our footprint west into Grand Junction,” said Steve Binder, director of the Colorado market for Baird’s private wealth management group. “Baird’s presence in Colorado has grown steadily since 2009, and we look forward to continuing that growth within the thriving Grand Junction community.”

Giannone, an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, serves as director and financial advisor at the new Grand Junction location. She brings to her new duties 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, including a stint as a senior vice president and investment officer for Wells Fargo. She also served in the Air Force as a staff sergeant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Christopher Newport University in Virginia.

Crawford serves as a registered client specialist, while Martindale works as a client assistant.

Baird is an employee-owned international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., Baird operates a total of more than 80 wealth management offices in 26 states with nearly 850 financial advisors overseeing $107 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.rwbaird.com.