My Profile

Education and Licensing:

  • Bachelor of Science, 1990
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Louisiana State University
    History Major
    Varsity Basketball Letterman, 1986-1987, 1987-1988
  • Series 7 - NYSE/NASD General Securities, 1992
  • Series 63 - State License, 1992
  • Series 65 - Investment Advisor, 1992
  • Insurance - Life and Variable Annuities
  • Consulting Group University, 1999
  • NYSE, AMEX, and NASD Securities Licensed, 1992
  • Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®)
    Wharton School of Business


2012 - Present: Baird
Director/Branch Manager
Nashville, TN

1991 - 2012: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
First Vice President
Branch Manager
Nashville, TN


  • Downtown Rotary Club
    Nashville, TN
  • Assistant Boy's Football Coach
    Ensworth School
    Nashville, TN
  • Commodore Club
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN
  • Member Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA)
  • Centerstone of Tennessee Ambassadors Circle
  • Chairman of the Board Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc.

Karen Colavecchio

Administrative Office Manager

Karen Colavecchio began her career in the financial services industry with J.C. Bradford in 1977. She joined E.F. Hutton shortly thereafter and worked in the operations department there for the next 7 years. In 1985 Karen joined the management team at The Robinson Humphrey Company’s Nashville branch where she served as Operations Manager and Complex Service Manager for 27 years as the firm transformed into Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She joined Baird in 2012 as Administrative Office Manager.

Karen was born and raised in Nashville and enjoys spending time with her two children and two grandchildren. Baird is delighted to have an associate with Karen’s skill, dedication, and experience in our Nashville office.