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.


Stephen Ellsworth, QPFC

Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor

Stephen grew up in North East Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.  He began his career in banking in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He then transitioned to a management position in manufacturing, serving the Texas and Louisiana markets. In 2004, Stephen decided to pursue his initial, long term passion to become a financial advisor and help individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals. In 2006, he joined Baird as a Financial advisor which currently has over 1,300 advisors nationwide.

The Ellsworth Group is one of only twelve teams nationwide with a Senior Qualified Plan Consultant designation by Baird.  The Baird Senior QPCG Group specializes in the management, design and maintenance of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.  This group was developed in 2008 with the purpose of providing Baird clients with the most credentialed, knowledgeable and qualified advisors in the industry.

In 2019, Stephen was honored to have Marcus Fair join The Ellsworth Group and expand the practice that serves more than 110 corporate plans across the Southwest with over 9,000 participants.

Stephen lives in Pearland with his wife, Rachel.  He enjoys most anything outdoors and is an avid Houston Astros fan.  His older son, Carson, recently graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University; his younger son, Tanner, will be attending Trinity University in the fall of 2020.  Stephen is active in the community having served in numerous capacities including Finance Chairman at his church and Finance Chair of the Pearland High School Cross Country Booster Club. 

Marcus Fair

Financial Advisor

Prior to joining Baird in 2018, Marcus worked in banking in the Milwaukee area. It was there he discovered his passion for helping individuals and families make financial decisions. This led him on a path to becoming a Financial Advisor. 

Upon graduating from Baird’s Financial Advisor Training Program, Marcus joined The Ellsworth Group in 2019. His focus on the team is to provide comprehensive financial planning advice as well as investment expertise for clients. Additionally he leads education meetings for employees within The Ellsworth Group's multiple employer plan.

Marcus graduated from Cardinal Stritch University where he was captain of the Men’s Basketball team. In addition to being a huge Chicago sports fan, Marcus enjoys traveling and spending time with friends & family.

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