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Richard Behrendt, J.D., has been named director of estate planning services at Elm Grove-based Annex Wealth Management. Behrendt previously served as senior vice president and director of estate planning at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., where he served as an estate planning resource for more than 700 Baird financial advisors nationwide. He also spent 12 years as an estate tax attorney at the Internal Revenue Service, auditing estates of up to $50 million in net worth. Behrendt holds a bachelor’s from Hunter College of New York City and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

GSF Mortgage Corp. has hired Bruce Olster as director of capital market and corporate development. A mortgage industry veteran, Olster most recently served as senior vice president for multifamily warehouse lending at Banco Popular North America in Rosemont, Ill. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and completed an advanced management program at Harvard Business School. In his new role, Olster will help expand Brookfield-based GSF’s capital market presence and increase its origination and retail channel footprint.

BMO Harris Bank has hired Matt Hilton as premier services market manager for Wisconsin’s Southeast Region. Hilton will partner with premier services market manager Anthony Hudson to lead the region’s premier team. He has more than 18 years of experience in the financial industry, most recently as a district manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Chicago. In his new role, Hilton will oversee a team of seven and help them develop strong community partnerships in the area, while enhancing the bank’s local presence.

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