Rick concentrates on portfolio investment management as well as tax, estate, and wealth protection strategies, and leverages both his early years in equity research and his passion for the stock market to manage the equity investments within client portfolios. Rick joined Baird in 2006. Previously, he served as a Principal at a Chicago-based investment firm, where he managed the sales team and started the firm’s research department, in addition to his role as a financial advisor. Rick lives with his family in the Chicagoland area, where he is actively involved with Midtown Educational Foundation, which manages after-school programs for at-risk youth. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.