April 25. 2012 11:00AM - Last modified: April 25. 2012 11:13AM

Baird expands in Florida

Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., announced today it has opened a second wealth management office in Sarasota, Fla.

The new office is led by Paul Buskey a producing branch manager who joined Baird earlier in the year. The office has six financial advisors total, including new additions Charles Fortenberry, Chip Alario and Meredith Woods.
Fortenberry, Alario and Woods were all previously with Wells Fargo Advisors.
Baird has added nearly 250 financial advisors and branch managers to its Private Wealth Management group since the beginning of 2009. Baird has opened or announced plans to open wealth management offices in several new markets, including Portland, Maine, Salt Lake City, Portland, Ore., Denver, Fort Worth, Texas, Sacramento, Calif., San Francisco, Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Winston-Salem, N.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Lynchburg, Va.