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Money managers open new downtown Rochester office

Wisconsin-based financial firm Baird recently opened the doors of a new downtown Rochester location.

Baird launched a private wealth management office, its first in southeastern Minnesota, on April 30. It’s located at 323 S. Broadway on the corner of Fourth Avenue Southwest.

The new office is led by veteran financial adviser Jim Galkowski, who comes to Baird from Wells Fargo Bank. Senior Client Specialist Jill Roux is also based in the Med City office.

This is Baird’s fourth private wealth management office in Minnesota. Why step into the Med City market?

“Given Baird’s Midwestern roots, we have long had an interest in opening an office in the thriving city of Rochester to complement our other Minnesota offices in Edina, Minnetonka and St Paul,” said Branch Manager and Regional Market Director Karen Heintz. “With the growth and stature of Rochester nationally and internationally, having a Baird office in Rochester is a natural fit. We are very excited that Jim and Jill decided to join Baird and help us open our Rochester office.”

Milwaukee-based Baird’s Private Wealth Management business employs more than 1,300 financial advisers in more than 160 locations in 33 states. It represents client assets of more than $215 billion.