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.

H.B. Smith, CIMA®

Managing Director, Financial Advisor

With over 30 years of experience, H.B. advises clients in all areas of their financial endeavors, and is recognized in the industry as one the leaders in his field. H.B. has been honored as a "Five Star” Wealth Manager" by CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE.

H.B. believes that his clients are best served by providing them comprehensive guidance through a Wealth Management approach. (Click here to see our video - What is Wealth Management? )

H.B. is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and received his MBA from Virginia Tech. As a former Submarine Officer and Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy, H.B. was entrusted with the supervision and control of some of the most advanced technology ever designed.  H.B. also earned his certification as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) from the Wharton Business School. 

H.B. works with people who want to live their lives to the fullest as they grow, manage, and preserve their wealth. His clients include executives, business owners and retirees who entrust their investment and financial affairs to a top-quality, committed professional.

Daniel Bryant

Associate Financial Advisor

Daniel has spent the last 20 years in wealth management; coaching clients and helping them achieve their financial goals.  He believes in higher standards for wealth management – integrating behavioral finance and visualization to improve financial outcomes.

Daniel cares deeply about his clients - their families, their businesses and their personal success.  The relationships Daniel has cultivated over the years is evidence of his commitment.  He vacations with clients, hosts them for dinner and even knows their pets’ names.

The type of client Daniel serves has a busy schedule and doesn’t have the time or desire to manage their own investments.  Rather than be burdened with watching the markets, Daniel’s clients spend more time with family and enjoy personal hobbies or passions.  

Daniel is a native of Charlotte and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He enjoys mountain biking, fly fishing and automotive racing.  He and his wife Katie were married in St. Lucia and reside in Matthews, NC.

Lori Hahm

Branch Administrative Supervisor

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