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.


Robert Schrieber

Managing Director, Financial Advisor

Robert joined Baird in 2019 as a Managing Director. He excels at designing plans to help meet the financial goals and objectives for his clients. He has seen first-hand that this can help put them on the path in pursuit of their specific aspirations as he continues to review the progress with them. Bob believes that the most important part of the relationship between himself and his clients is trust. 

Bob graduated from University of Wisconsin at Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration.  He and his wife, Kathie, live in Sleepy Hollow, IL and have three children: Lindsey, Kelsey and Eric.

John Wedell, CRPC®

Vice President, Financial Advisor

John joined Baird in 2019 as a Vice President. John enjoys meeting with clients about their entire plan: budget management, liability management and life insurance analysis and recommendations. He always puts his client’s needs first. He believes in the importance of educating his clients about what they own and what it means to them.

John graduated from Murray State University with a degree in Marketing. He and his wife, Cheryl, live in West Dundee, IL and have three children: Tyler, Jordan and Kelsey.

Terry Foster, CFA

Vice President, Financial Advisor

Terry joined Baird in 2019 as a Vice President. Having been in the Financial Services and Investment Management Industry for 19 years, Terry’s knowledge is very diverse. His education training and experience cover a wide range, including the role of former Senior Analyst on large-cap growth mutual funds. Terry has a passion for analyzing companies and their business models. He thoroughly enjoys building relationships with his clients through trust and competence.

Terry graduated from Southern Illiniois University with a degree in Management and a second degree in Finance. He also earned his MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University. While attending TCU, he was on the Educational Investment Fund for two semesters and served as the Fund Administrator. Outside of work, Terry coaches for the SCA Slam Travel Baseball team. He and his wife, Bridget, live in Lakewood, IL and have three sons: Owen, Nathan and Ryan.

Scott Komaromy

Vice President, Financial Advisor

Scott joined Baird in 2019 as a Vice President. When it comes to the Financial Service Industry, Scott realizes and enjoys that he has to continuously problem solve in order to be successful in a marketplace that is constantly changing and evolving.  He is qualified to thoroughly prepare for and execute client meetings that focus on the client's financial needs, goals and tolerance for risk. He believes in being accessible to his clients and knows that having their trust, as well as always doing what is in their best interest is the most important aspect of his client relationships.

After growing up in Algonquin, IL, Scott attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY where he earned four varsity letters in baseball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management.  He went on to serve in the United States Army where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Scott earned numerous medals and badges including the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star Medal while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. While in the Army and not on deployment, Scott was stationed in Alaska as a member of an Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

Scott and his wife Lindsey reside in Sleepy Hollow, IL with their three children; Jackson, McKinley and Reagan.  Along with spending time with his family, he also enjoys golf, basketball, snow skiing, water skiing, and wake surfing. Scott is a board member at the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce and school board member at Westminster Christian School.

Mary Lou Smith

Senior Client Specialist

Mary Lou joined Baird in 2019 as a Senior Client Specialist. As an important liaison between the Financial Advisors and clients, Mary Lou communicates questions and concerns between clients and the Advisors, and provides follow up and ongoing service to clients once their investment plans are in place. Mary Lou executes the plans that the Advisors have developed for their clients, providing the customer service we know they deserve.

Mary Lou holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Northern Illinois University. She and her husband, Donald, currently reside in Hampshire, IL and have two children: Rachel and Ryan.

Jana Pretzer

Senior Client Specialist

Jana joined Baird in 2019 as a Senior Client Specialist. She is service focused and feels that it is a privilege to serve our clients and advisors. Jana utilizes her many years of industry experience to anticipate and proactively seek resolutions to client and advisor inquiries and requests.  Her primary objective is to deliver the highest level of personalized attention in a timely manner by paying close attention to detail and completing assignments accurately. 

Jana graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a focus in Sales. She holds the Series 7 and Series 66 registrations. Jana resides in St. Charles, IL with her husband Walter and they have one daughter: Jessica.

Pamela Schrieber

Client Assistant

Pamela joined Baird in 2019 as a Client Assistant. She provides service and support to clients and Financial Advisors. She is responsible for helping prepare for client meetings as well as helping handle the day to day operations of the team. 

Pam currently resides in DeKalb, IL with her husband Doug. They have two children, Cory and Jacqueline, as well as five grandchildren.

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