Brian Pardo is a Client Specialist with The Atkins Group. Brian has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry working in operations, trading and due diligence for alternative investments.
Brian graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance. He has worked for several investment firms, including Ragen Mackenzie, Wells Fargo Investments and Pacific West Securities. He currently holds his FINRA Series 7 license.
Brian graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance. He is a lifelong Seattle area native currently living in North Seattle.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
Solving problems and offering solutions are two of the most important services we provide to our clients. The part of my job that I bring to The Atkins Group and really enjoy is searching for and organizing data and other resources to provide our financial advisors with the information needed to analyze and make the best decisions for our clients.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
I enjoy bike riding, golfing with my friends and family, and all kinds of music. I am a still a novice guitar player at best, always playing something and trying to improve my guitar playing skills.
How did you arrive at Baird?
I started my financial services career in operations at Ragen MacKenzie, a local investment firm. They had a very collaborative workplace culture that contributed to the firm’s success. We were acquired by another investment firm, and after experiencing employment at several organizations for almost the next ten years, I realized that having a workplace structure that provided a collaborative, positive atmosphere was very important to me. Fortunately, I was able to connect with Baird. Baird understands that providing a positive workplace culture, promoting teamwork and respect, is important to be able to provide the best service for our clients. My first day in the office felt like I was coming home, so I’ve been very fortunate and am happy to be a part of Baird.