Advisory Team

“The Team Behind our Team” is a carefully selected group of professional advisors with whom we work. These individuals are experts in their fields and are available to assist us in addressing your needs. Often, it is with their help that we evaluate specific challenges and devise appropriate recommendations. We are pleased to introduce them to you.


Scott Grenier, CFP®, AEP®
Vice President
Manager of Financial and Estate Planning

Scott Grenier is a Manager of Financial and Estate Planning for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. In this role, he is responsible for providing clients and prospects with expertise in estate, tax and financial planning. Scott also supports Financial Advisors by helping them understand the benefits of using financial planning in their business and educating them on planning solutions and techniques.

Prior to joining Baird in 2010, Scott was responsible for providing financial planning solutions to high net worth individuals and families at Cleary Gull, Inc. He was also responsible for creating and implementing firm wide financial planning solutions, while overseeing the east coast clients and the relationship management team.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and a master of science in financial services degree from The American College. He has earned the CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, AEP®, CAP® and CPWA® designations. He holds his life and health insurance licenses, along with his FINRA series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65. Scott is a board member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, Ltd., and general member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.


Laura Thurow, CFA
Managing Director
Executive Director of Wealth Solutions and Operations

Laura Thurow is Executive Director of Wealth Solutions and Operations at Baird, where she is responsible for all research efforts focused on Private Wealth Management. This includes outside money manager and mutual fund research in support of the Recommended Manager and ALIGN programs, as well as individual stock, bond and ETF research and portfolio analysis.

She is co-portfolio manager of the ALIGN Strategic Portfolios, and a voting member of the Investment Policy, Manager & Policy, ALIGN, Mutual Fund, Structured Products and Managed Futures Oversight committees. Laura also works directly with Financial Advisors providing investment and sales strategy and consultation. Prior to joining Private Wealth Management Research, Laura spent five years as a member of Baird’s Auto & Truck Supplier Equity Research team.

Laura received a bachelor of arts degrees in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has earned the CFA charter and is a member of the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Commentary from Laura has been featured in national, regional and trade media including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Worth.