Our Team

Evan R. Guido
Financial Advisor

Evan Guido entered the investment business in 2002, and has been with Baird since 2007. Evan specializes in portfolio construction with an emphasis on retirement income. He firmly believes that relationships built on trust, dependability, and professionalism drive his business.

Evan holds a series of workshops in the community and is a member of numerous clubs and committees in Sarasota. Evan served as the Commodore (Elected CEO) of the Bradenton Yacht Club, and was on the Board from 2007 – 2013. He has been awarded Sarasota Top Wealth Advisor by 5 Star Professional yearly since 2011. In 2018 Evan Guido was recognized by FORBES as one of America’s Top Next-Gen Advisors

Mr. Guido provides educational investment articles in his column titled, Ask Guido, at the Sarasota Herald Tribune. View his column on the Sarasota Herald Tribune - Personal Finance website.

Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Evan spent 11 years in Alaska where he attended the University of Alaska and started his career in the investment business. Evan spends his free time boating and fishing with his wife Brittany and his three young children: Olivia, Savannah, and Hudson.

Jamie Zinkhan

Jamie Zinkhan
Senior Client Specialist

Jamie Zinkhan has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry and has worked alongside Evan Guido since 2007. Jamie has numerous areas of expertise including exceptional client service and long-term retirement planning. She handles each and every client request with care, understanding and efficiency.

Jamie grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Villanova University.

Jamie and her husband Joe have enjoyed Sarasota for over 10 years. When Jamie is not working hard at Baird, she enjoys volunteering at her son Jacob’s school. Jamie, Joe & Jacob enjoy fishing together as a family.

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Brian Ellenbecker, CFP®, CPWA®, CIMA®

Brian Ellenbecker
Vice President
Senior Financial Planner

Brian joined Baird in March of 2005. His areas of expertise include financial and estate planning, retirement plans, retirement income and distribution planning, Social Security and Medicare. He also serves in a training role, helping Financial Advisors understand the benefits of incorporating financial planning into their practice and using the tools Baird has available to create meaningful proposals for their clients.

Prior to joining Baird, Brian spent five years at Strong Investments in Menomonee Falls, WI, most recently as a Senior Investment Consultant, assisting preferred clients in selecting suitable investment portfolios and creating financial and investment plans, and working with retirement plan participants. He also spent one year as a Financial Advisor at St. Francis Bank and New York Life, helping clients develop tax-efficient portfolios, managing executive compensation plans, and developing financial and estate plans for high net worth individuals.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Marquette University in 2000. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner, a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association, where he serves on the Symposium Planning Committee, and the Investment Management Consultants Association. In 2015, Brian was awarded a seat on the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center’s Advisory Board.

Scott M. Grenier, CFP®, AEP

Scott Grenier
Senior Vice President
Senior Estate Planner

Scott Grenier is a Senior Estate Planner for Baird’s Private Wealth Management group. In this role, he works with clients and their Baird financial advisors on business succession, tax and estate planning strategies, with a focus on tax-efficient wealth transfer opportunities. Prior to joining Baird in 2010, Scott provided financial planning solutions to high-net-worth individuals and families at Cleary Gull.

Scott graduated from Hamilton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and earned a Master of Science in Financial Services Degree from The American College. He is an Accredited Estate Planner through the National Association of Estate Planning & Councils, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy through The American College, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional.

Scott served on the Board of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum. Currently he is a member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Financial Planning Association of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investment Management Consultants Association is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®” and “CPWA®”, the service makes “Certified Investment Management Analyst? and Certified Private Wealth Advisor Analyst?, Investment Management Consultants Association?, and IMCA.® Use signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for certification.