Our Profile

The Brown Group is built upon shared values of honesty, integrity, genuine concern for clients, and respect for associates. We embrace Baird’s corporate culture, beliefs and business practices. We believe character counts.

  • We believe the best financial advice is the result of expertise, teamwork and commitment.
  • We believe in listening carefully and attentively to understand our clients’ financial needs and objectives.
  • We are committed to providing direction and meaning to our clients’ financial decisions.
  • We believe in developing long-term client relationships based on mutual trust and ongoing communications.
  • We believe in partnerships.  Partnerships with clients and other professionals inspire us to work harder and smarter every day.

We work daily to earn and maintain our clients’ trust and welcome the opportunity to help plan your financial future.

Find out about the client-focused service for which Baird is so well known.


June Brown

Financial Advisor

June’s focus is on engaging her clients in the financial planning process, to help them expect more than just investment advice.  She strives to educate all of her clients to give them a sense of calm and relief during turbulent times in their lives. 

 
Her team is a multi-generational financial consulting group committed to turning their clients goals into reality.  They blend years of experience with new ideas and perspectives.  The team utilitizes their vast resources to develop customized financial plans that are tailored to help meet each client’s needs.

A Wealth of Experience

June began her career in the financial services industry in 2005 and joined Robert W. Baird & Co. in 2007.  She provides comprehensive financial planning for her clients, specializing in retirement planning, estate planning, and tax-managed investment strategies.  June obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Finance from Edgewood College in Madison.

Committed to the Community

June is on the Board of Directors for the Middleton Chamber of Commerce and the Middleton Community Endowment. She is a member of the Middleton VFW Post 8216, United Way of Dane County Committee member and the MadCity Rotary Club.

June and her husband, Nolan, reside in Middleton with their son Landon, and twins Dominic and Autumn.  She is also an Iraqi War Veteran having served overseas from April 2003 – March 2004. 

Why Baird?

June is proud to be part of Baird – a fully independent, international firm serving the wealth management needs of families, businesses and organizations for more than 95 years. Nationally recognized as a great place to work, Baird attracts the industry’s best and brightest. And employee ownership gives all of us a personal stake in our clients’ success. It’s a formula that works because of the values we share: honesty, integrity and a commitment to keeping clients first – always.

Tyler J. Schroeder

Financial Advisor

Tyler believes great outcomes start with a plan.  Tyler works with his clients to aggregate all aspects of their financial lives in to a synchronous financial plan that becomes the backbone of all future decisions.  Through investment, estate, tax, and insurance consultation, and an adherence to process developed in advance planning, Tyler and his clients possess the preparation and knowledge to weather any market or life event. 

A Wealth of Experience

Tyler joined Baird in January of 2017 and has partnered with The Brown Group, contributing to their more than 60 years of industry experience. Their investment philosophy focuses on a conservative, diversified approach that offers opportunities to capitalize on growth while providing a relative hedge in times of market downturn. The Brown Group believes that the best advice comes from the collaboration of multiple sources and that teamwork is the cornerstone of ensuing high-quality financial outcomes. Their core values of honesty, integrity, and cooperation are what set them apart from the rest.

Prior to joining Baird, Tyler worked in the retail sector in business management.  His time in this sector is where Tyler developed his client-centric mentality.  He learned the importance of delivering an exceptional product accompanied with superior customer service. He also learned that knowledge and effort are paramount, and that efficiency can be the factor that sets one apart in today’s fast paced world. Tyler currently holds his Series 7, his Series 66, and his Life & Health Insurance licensing.

Tyler attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and Biology. He resides in Madison with his wife, Sarah, who is a Resident Physician in Anesthesia at the UW-Hospital.  Sarah plans to pursue a fellowship in Pain Medicine in July of 2020. 

Committed to the Community

Tyler is actively involved with United Way’s Middleton Day of Caring, the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and sits as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Arboretum.  He also participates in various conservation organizations such as Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever.  In addition to spending time with his wife and their yellow lab, Paxton, he enjoys watching the Packers and Badgers play, traveling, hunting, fishing, and all things outdoors! 

Why Baird?

Tyler is proud to be part of Baird – a fully independent, international firm serving the wealth management needs of families, businesses and organizations for 100 years. Nationally recognized as a great place to work, Baird attracts the industry’s best and brightest. And employee ownership gives all of us a personal stake in our clients’ success. It’s a formula that works because of the values we share: honesty, integrity and a commitment to keeping clients first – always.

Richard M. Rieder

Assistant Vice President
Registered Senior Client Specialist

Rick began his career at Baird in 1996 with a background in business management.  Rick supervises the daily operations management for the Team and is actively involved in every aspect of the group’s practice.  His specialties include stock option finance, Rule 144 transactions, and working with clients’ accountants regarding tax issues.  Rick recognizes the importance of interacting with clients’ and other professional advisors such as CPAs and attorneys, and typically coordinates the group’s efforts with those resources. Rick attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He resides in Monroe with his wife Connie and they are avid music and Packer fans.

Nicole L. Thomas

Registered Senior Client Specialist

Nicole returned to Baird in February 2013 with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, including experience in banking and lending. She holds her FINRA Series 6, 7 & 63 and is licensed for life insurance in the state of Wisconsin.  Nicole is actively involved in the team’s practice.  She manages all trading activity for the team and works with clients on distributions, gathering important client information and building long term relationships.

Nicole resides in Lake Mills with her husband Matt, and their four children, Corbin, Gracie, Brady & Sawyer.  Nicole was born in Nebraska and is a devoted Husker fan.  She enjoys spending time with her family, attending the children's many sporting activities and watching college sports.

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