Graham Baxter

Getting There


Graham Baxter

Age: 35

Hometown: Brodhead, Wisconsin

Education: MBA, finance, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; bachelor’s, finance and marketing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Previous position: Associate banking advisor, Northern Trust Corp.

Current position: Vice president of wealth services, Wintrust Wealth Management

Responsibilities in new role?

“I’m going to provide personalized wealth management and banking advisory services to individuals, families, the organizations they support.”

What has set you apart in your career?

“Being personal and honest and building trust are essential to grow in any profession.”

What do you like to do in your free time?

“I love to spend time with my wife and one-and-a-half-year-old son. I volunteer on the Associate (Zoological Society of Milwaukee) Board and I’m the treasurer of Ex Fabula. I appreciate the zoo and what it does for families. Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Community is very important to me.”

Favorite thing to do in Milwaukee in the fall?

“Walks with the family on the Oak Leaf Trail and the occasional beer garden and just spending as much time outside before winter comes.”

Feelings about Milwaukee?

“It’s been amazing to watch and be a part of all the development downtown since I moved here in 2008 and I’m particularly interested in the growing momentum of the startup scene and would like to see continued growth in this area. There’s a lot of energy; there’s a lot of chatter. I just think we need to leverage our resources to start creating.”

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