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.

John McCallum

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Management

John grew up in Farmington Hills, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 with a degree in Engineering. In 1987 John left his position as an engineer with GM to pursue his true passion of investing which he had been interested in since he was 11 years old. John joined Baird in 2009 after 21 years in the industry, citing the employee owned, conservative nature and ability to have more freedom to do what’s right for the client as his motivating factors.

John has expertise in technical analysis and follows the market cycles very closely which has allowed him to effectively manage portfolios and the associated market risks throughout his career; building long-term relationships with his clients along the way.

John resides in Commerce, Michigan with his wife, Roxanne. In his free time he enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and spending time with his family. John and his wife Roxanne, who owns her own travel agency, travel frequently enjoying many of their outdoor hobbies together including: biking, hiking, kayaking, and white water rafting.

Ryan McCallum

Financial Advisor, Private Wealth Management

Ryan partnered with his father John in 2018, to expand the team’s financial planning services and connect with next generation clients and prospects. Ryan is a proud graduate of Oakland University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Prior to joining to Baird, Ryan worked as the Operations manager for PASS Charters, a charter airline company where he oversaw the collegiate sports operations and managed top accounts such as Duke Basketball, Notre Dame Basketball, and Vanderbilt baseball.

Ryan currently holds his series 66 and series 7 licenses is pursuing an expertise in financial planning studying to become a Certified Financial Planner®. Ryan believes firmly in the power of a fluid financial plan and enjoys getting to know his clients through the plan building process.

In his free time Ryan is an avid golfer playing many courses and clubs around the metro Detroit area. 

Diane Vertin

Senior Client Specialist, Private Wealth Management

Diane joined Baird in 1998. She holds her Series 7 Securities License and Series 88 State License. She is a graduate of Oakland University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Management. She has been working in this industry for 40+ years and prides herself in making client satisfaction her top priority.

Diane resides in Rochester Hills with her husband Mark. They enjoy spending family time together vacationing, hiking, gardening and a variety of outdoor activities.