Our Profile

The Craddock McWane Collins Group alongside Baird is built upon the foundation of shared values of honesty, integrity, genuine concern for clients, and respect for associates. These values drew us to join Baird and remain central to our ability to earn the quality client partnerships and maintain the high standards that are The Craddock McWane Collins Group and Baird traditions.

Contact us today to explore a partnership with The Craddock McWane Collins Group.

John Craddock, Sr.

Senior Vice President

John Craddock Sr., also known as "Big John", has been working in the financial services industry since 1957.  John Sr. is one of the most experienced and qualified professionals in his field.  He is readily distinguished for his excellent market analysis skills and wealth preservation strategies.  John earned his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 1955 and was on the NASD District Committee from 1981-1983.  John and his wife Emily live in Lynchburg and have three grown children, Anne Carter Craddock, John W. Craddock, Jr. and Claiborne W. Craddock II. In his free time, John enjoys watching University of Virginia sports, golf, tennis and walking.

Paul McWane

Director, Branch Manager
Certified Private Wealth Advisor®

Paul McWane began his work in the financial services industry in 1993.  His areas of expertise include retirement planning and estate planning.  Paul earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Ferrum College in 1982 and achieved the prestigious Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA) designation in 2012.  He is active in his community with St. John's Episcopal Church, Boonsboro Country Club and is an honorary board member of the Lynchburg Boys and Girls Club.  Paul and his wife Anna have two children, Holly and Katherine.  In his free time Paul enjoys running, golf, fishing and boating.

John Craddock, Jr.

Financial Advisor

John Craddock Jr., also known as "Crash" Craddock, joined the financial services industry in 1996.  John specializes in optimizing investment portfolios by employing a comprehensive practice which examines all aspects of his clients' financial situations.  John attended Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia from 1977 through 1980. He is a proud member of First Presbyterian Church.  John and his wife, Laura, have two daughters, Cameron and Carter. He is a native of Lynchburg and, in his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and tennis, watching college athletics and reading.

Tom Collins

Private Wealth Management Financial Planner

Tom began his career in the financial services industry in 1972.  His areas of expertise include financial and estate planning, wealth accumulation, wealth transfer and philanthropic planning.  Tom earned his BBA from Averett College and is a graduate of Cannon Financial.  His previous board affiliations include: The American Cancer Society, The Keith Collins Memorial Men’s Golf Championship, Virginia State ACS Board and the National ACS Golf Championship Rules Committee.  Tom and his wife, Odette, have a daughter Brittany, son Casey and grandson Keith.  In his free time, he follows Virginia Tech sports and enjoys spending time with his children and grandson.

Mark Miner, CRPS®

Financial Advisor

Mark started in financial services in 2007 working for The Vanguard Group outside of Philadelphia, PA and has worked in an advisor role at various firms since then.  His areas of expertise include retirement plan design, implementation, and administration, financial planning, and portfolio management.  Mark attended Houghton College in Western New York and earned his BS in Business Administration.  Mark sits on the missions committee for Mercy Presbyterian Church in Forest, Virginia.  Mark and his wife Laura have three children, Joshua, David, and Joy.  Mark enjoys playing tennis or hikes with the family in his free time.  He is also an avid Buffalo Bills fan being a native of the area.

Lee Ann Parece

Client Specialist

Lee Ann Parece pursued a 27 year long banking career beginning in 1979, with United Virginia Bank currently known as SunTrust Bank.  Lee Ann joined the Craddock McWane Collins Group at Morgan Stanely Smith Barney in 2007, and was instrumental in helping the team move to Baird in 2010.  Lee Ann excels in her role as the group's Client Specialist.  She is married to her husband, Marty, and has two grown children, Bradley and Hallie.  Lee Ann enjoys spending her free time out on her boat at Smith Mountain Lake.