Ethan Waterman is a Vice President and Family Wealth Advisor with The Atkins Group. As a partner of the team, Ethan specializes in advanced financial planning for multi-generational families, corporate executives, and business owners. Prior to joining Baird full-time, Ethan graduated from Marquette University with B.S. degrees in Finance and Marketing. A Midwest native, Ethan relocated to Seattle in 2014 and lives in Redmond with his wife and son.
What do you enjoy about the work you do?
The families I serve have worked incredibly hard to create wealth. However, families can overlook the complexities and stress that comes with financial success. I truly enjoy helping clients navigate difficult financial decisions that lead to positive outcomes for their family and community for generations to come.
How did you arrive at Baird?
I grew up in Chicago and spent my summers working as a golf caddie. Through caddying, I was fortunate enough to receive a full-tuition scholarship and attended Marquette University as an Evans Scholar. During my time at Marquette, I earned double-majors in finance and marketing and joined Baird as an intern before relocating to Seattle in 2014 to partner with The Atkins Group.
What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
I am an avid golfer and enjoy being outdoors and traveling whenever possible. Outside of work, I'm usually chasing my toddler and exploring the Pacific Northwest with our family Goldendoodle, Riley.