Our Profile

We believe you deserve a personalized approach because your goals and dreams represent who you are. First, by understanding where you are today, and then what you want tomorrow. Together we will draw a plan as individual as you are and plan your money around your life rather than your life around your money. Then, when you’re ready, we put the plan into action; keeping an eye on your concerns, your file does not go into a dark drawer to be forgotten. We review your portfolio regularly and we adjust when necessary, providing you with updates on your portfolio’s performance. We schedule time for in-person visits and are always available to chat.

Kevin Phillips, CFP®

Private Wealth Management

Kevin credits his father's interest in the markets for inspiring him as a teenager to take his summer earnings to a local investment broker. He followed the advice he received into his life's pursuit. Years later, Kevin was comforted by the industry's evolution from stock transactions into investment planning because it matched his holistic investment philosophy.

In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Kevin has the Series 7, Series 8, 63 and 65 registrations. He holds licenses for long-term care and disability insurance, life insurance, and fixed and variable annuities.

Kevin earned bachelor's degrees in Finance and Insurance from the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, named among Best Business Schools by the Princeton Review. Prior to joining Baird Kevin’s investment career included nearly two decades with A.G. Edwards & Sons, and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Kevin is an avid cyclist, and also enjoys volunteering at his church, hiking, hunting and camping. Each year, he rides 200 miles to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kevin lives in Mooresville with his wife, Susie and their two children.

Amy Wyatt

Associate Financial Advisor

A continuous learner with an interest in all people, Amy most appreciates the relationships The Phillips Group cultivates with clients. In her role as Associate Financial Advisor, Amy enjoys the opportunity to use her strengths and interests to meet the advanced planning needs of our clients such as retirement planning, estate planning, income tax mitigation and philanthropic giving. With over two decades of investment industry experience, Amy has benefited from working in various roles within administration, operations as well as financial planning. A background in education and her industry experience has helped to shape her view that financial planning is an ongoing and collaborative process.

Amy earned her BS in Secondary English Education from Appalachian State University and holds the FINRA Series 66 and 7 General Securities registrations, as well as Series 9 and 10 Supervisory registrations. She also holds licenses for life insurance, fixed and variable annuities. A North Carolina native, Amy lived in Indiana and Michigan where she worked for AG Edwards & Sons before returning home.

Amy is married and enjoys small town living in Ronda, NC with her husband, Charles, their two doggies, Pippi and Paco, and rescue kitty, Mr Bones. When not working, Amy values time spent with family and friends, is a passionate NC Guardian Ad Litem Child Advocate and does her best to squeeze in a good book and a nice long hiking or kayaking adventure whenever possible.

Tracy Gates

Assistant Vice President – Branch Administrative Supervisor

Tracy began her career in the financial services industry in 1988. She has worked in Mortgage, Human Resources and Marketing before turning to Brokerage in 2008. Tracy joined Baird in 2018 and is a Branch Administrative Supervisor who holds Series 6,7,63 & 65 licenses as well as Life & Health Insurance licenses. Tracy oversees operations, communications and service on behalf of The Phillips Group and works to provide a high level of proactive service to our clients.

Tracy earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She relocated from Wisconsin to North Carolina where she resides in Matthews with her husband Mark and they have three children: Diana, Hailey & Connor. In her free time Tracy enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family and fully expects never to need a snowblower again.