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Stuart Vander Velde, CFP®

Stuart Vander Velde, CFP®

Financial Advisor

As an outdoor enthusiast, Stuart jumped at the opportunity to join Denver’s Private Wealth Management branch. Stuart formed a partnership with Christopher Medley, Director, Financial Advisor, due to their likeness of upholding values in honesty, integrity and sharing a genuine passion to help clients accomplish what is important to them. Stuart provides wealth planning strategies to their clients and works closely with clients to help them implement their financial plan.

Stuart began his career at Baird in 2015 as a PWM intern. He quickly recognized an opportunity to merge his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for business with the prospect of helping others achieve their financial goals. Stuart’s decision to become a Financial Advisor was guided by his belief that anything worth doing is worth doing right.

After graduating from the University of Iowa in 2016, Stuart continued at Baird as a member of the Financial Advisor Foundations Program. During these two years in the Program, he studied Baird’s available resources and services to help clients plan for and navigate their financial lives. Stuart is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, and life, health, and long term care insurance licenses.

Stuart attended the Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa, where he graduated in May 2016 with a B.B.A. in Finance and a Leadership Studies Certificate. Stuart especially enjoyed classes for the Leadership Studies Certificate because of the diverse topics and the ability to work with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. These experiences have shaped Stuart’s desire to work in an environment that fosters financial independence and emphasizes genuine interactions.

Outside of work, Stuart enjoys spending time outdoors including running, biking, backpacking, and camping. He has visited 22 National Parks in the U.S and has made it a goal to visit all 58.