Our Profile

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

Learn more about the client-focused service for which Baird is so well-known. Contact us today to explore a partnership with Baird.


Theresa Flemma, CFP®

Theresa was named to Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors and
Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors 2020 & 2021

Theresa is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Managing Director at Baird. Throughout her career, she has successfully helped individuals, families, and businesses navigate financial challenges while achieving their financial objectives. Regardless of your current financial needs, Theresa and her dedicated team are committed to helping you build a financial plan that specifically fits you.

Theresa received her B.S. Degree in Finance from Siena College, and her M.S. Degree in Business from SUNY IT. She is Series 7, 63 & 65 registered and licensed for Life, Health, and Long-Term Care. Her customized, client-specific, and dedicated approach to all aspects of financial planning promotes long-standing relationships.

As a Mohawk Valley native, Theresa firmly believes in giving back to her community. Most recently, she was a member of the AHA Utica Advisory Board and was their Director of Registration for America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk for many years. She has also served on several boards including Stevens-Swan Humane Society and the Utica Curling Club. Her community sponsorships include MVHS Prohibition Night, AHA Executive Challenge, CycleNation, the Monopoly® City of Utica Game for the Abraham House, and several events for the Neighborhood Center.

She ceaselessly strives to live by the words her parents taught: “treat people with integrity, honesty and respect” … and provide exceptional service while working with you through life’s financial journey!


Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirement.

Michael Hayduk

Financial Advisor

As a Financial Advisor for Baird, Mike is an instrumental member of The Flemma Group. He believes that a cornerstone of financial planning is the recognition that everyone’s economic and life situation is unique. By leveraging the many tools and resources he has available at Baird, he can develop personalized wealth management solutions to meet your needs. Additionally, Mike’s financial knowledge, combined with his communication skill, allow him to translate complex concepts into easy-to-understand language.

His education includes a bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University in Financial Information and Analysis & Political Science. Prior to joining Baird, he worked in both the accounting and financial fields.

Mike is very passionate about the growth of the Mohawk Valley Region where he has called home his entire life. He sits on the financial board of his church, St. Louis Gonzaga, and is the President of the Alumni Chapter of the Mohawk Valley Region for Clarkson University.  Currently, he is the Head Varsity Coach of the Boys’  Basketball team at his alma mater Clinton Senior High School.

Outside of Baird, Mike enjoys playing many sports, including golfing with his fiancé, Kristen.

His innate willingness to help others, along with his education and work experience, makes him an integral member of the Flemma Group, which works with you through life’s financial journey!

Mike D. Hayduk

Financial Advisor
Private Wealth Management

Direct: (315) 793-1688
Team: (315) 738-4564
Toll Free: (800) 950-1130
Fax: (315) 797-1872

MHayduk@rwbaird.com
www.flemmagornickgroup.com

Jessica Pruckno

Client Assistant

With over a decade of experience in various administrative positions, Jessica offers leadership, vision, and knowledge to our team. Since joining Baird (M. Griffith Investment Services, Inc.), she has demonstrated her ability to provide comprehensive and confidential administrative support.  Jessica’s resilience, adaptability, and keen awareness, allow her to support the needs of our clients, remain professional under pressure, and achieve financial goals.

Her professionalism and desire to provide unparalleled service to the clients she serves makes her a valuable “asset” to your team. 

Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Jessica’s outgoing personality, work ethic, and ability to collaborate with all individuals, classifies her as a vital member of our team. She is a catalyst for progress and our goal of working with you through life’s financial journey!

Jessica Pruckno

Client Assistant
Private Wealth Management

Direct: (315) 738-4583
Team: (315) 738-4564
Toll Free: (800) 950-1130
Fax: (315) 797-1872

JPruckno@rwbaird.com
www.flemmagornickgroup.com

Avery Crosley

Client Assistant

Avery is the newest member of the Flemma Group. After his internship at Baird in 2019 and graduation from Slippery Rock University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geoscience, and a second bachelor’s degree in English, he was hired full-time in March 2021.

His professionalism, attention to detail, welcoming demeanor, and unique skillset of communication and customer service makes him a wonderful addition to The Flemma Group and the firm. He is adaptable by nature and open minded to our ever-changing financial industry.

He performs a variety of highly responsible, confidential, and complex administrative duties. He exercises sound judgement to fulfill the needs and objectives of our clients. His ability to prioritize, maintain workplace consistency, and his effective communication skills, allow him to help us build a mutual relationship between our team and you, our client.

Avery exemplifies our team approach, which is to treat people with integrity, honesty, and respect; and strives to provide exceptional service while working with you through life’s financial journey!

Avery Crosley

Client Assistant
Private Wealth Management

Direct: (315) 738-4595
Team: (315) 738-4564
Toll Free: (800) 950-1130
Fax: (315) 797-1872

ACrosley@rwbaird.com
www.flemmagornickgroup.com

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