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Melanie Schmieding, CTFA

Director of Family Wealth

Baird Private Wealth Management

E-mail: mschmieding @rwbaird.com

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Experience & Expertise

As Director of Baird Family Wealth, Melanie is responsible for the development of HNW and UHNW solutions and resources within Baird Private Wealth Management, supporting The Hock Group advisors and their clients.  Prior to joining Baird, Melanie was a Managing Director at Abbot Downing where she led a team that focused on large family offices and multi-generational wealth.  A published author and thought leader on the topic of family wealth, she has spent the last 25 years working with HNW and UHNW families, focused on the development of the qualitative aspects of a family's wealth.  

Education & Professional Designations

Melanie is a member of the Family Office Exchange (FOX) and the Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI).  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Emmanuel College (Boston) and her Master in Business Administration from Boston University.   Melanie is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA,) a professional designation conferred by the American Bankers Association that sets the standard of professional expertise in the wealth and trust industry. 


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