Our Profile

Erik Dahlberg

Managing Director

I started my career with Baird as a Financial Advisor in 1987. As the Senior member of The Dahlberg Group, I set high standards for myself and our team, and strongly believe in the importance of quality service. I measure our success by how satisfied our clients are with our service and guidance.

I earned my BBA in Business Management and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Over the years I have been involved in several charitable organizations, including The Ronald McDonald Childrens’ Charities and Stateline Youth Sports. 

My wife Jill and I live in Mequon WI. We have 3 sons, Ethan, Nolan and Dawson. With our family time we enjoy travel, hunting, fishing and golfing, along with many other outdoor activities.

Sean Knott, QPFC

Vice President
Financial Advisor
sknott@rwbaird.com

I joined The Dahlberg Group and Baird in 2012. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. I help our clients define and execute life goals during retirement years in addition to building comprehensive financial plans.  We also help develop a customized income strategy for our clients transitioning into retirement.

I serve my community through various boards including: Janesville Morning Rotary, Junior Achievement of Rock County, and also participate with other local charitable groups.

My wife Jillian and I reside in Janesville with our son, Thomas, and three daughters, Caroline, Lydia and Sydney. I enjoy being active in golf, basketball, and the outdoors, as well as spending time with my family.

Genise Brandt

Senior Vice President
Financial Advisor
gbrandt@rwbaird.com

I began my career with Baird in 1997. My areas of focus include working with individuals and families to define their priorities and partnering with them to help attain their goals, for themselves and their legacy.

I am active with local organizations such as United Way, Junior Achievement, Rock County Historical Society and the LPGA Amateurs WI/IL Stateline Chapter.


My husband Jim and I have been lifelong residents of the Janesville area and have 2 children, Kevin and Jenna, both currently college students. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, golf, curling and travel.

Ethan Dahlberg

Financial Advisor
ECDahlberg@rwbaird.com

I joined The Dahlberg Group and Baird in 2017. I attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I received my bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in finance. Prior to joining the team & Baird, I worked in the electrical industry as an electrical manufacturer representative. 


I grew up in Beloit, my wife Tara and I currently reside in Cedarburg. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, biking, golfing, and snowboarding.

Elizabeth Bergmann, CFP®

Branch Administrative Supervisor
bbergmann@rwbaird.com

I joined Baird and The Dahlberg Group in 2008. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and I am currently FINRA Series 7 and 66 licensed. I earned my Certified Financial PlannerTM certification in 2015 and work with our advisors to develop financial plans for clients. I also help with administrative services and related requests for clients of the group.

My husband, Austin, and I reside in Janesville with our dog Hildie. I am involved in the community and volunteer my time through the Baird Gives Back program.  In my remaining free time, I enjoy spending time with family & friends, reading, gardening & travel.

Melissa Larsen

Client Assistant
mlarsen@rwbaird.com 

I have been the financial service industry for several years and I joined The Dahlberg Group in June 2018.   I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  I am currently studying for my FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.  My focus is on quality customer service for our clients. 

My husband Dave and I grew up and live in Janesville.  I enjoy gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.   I am very involved in the community and attend many local events.

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