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Brad East

Brad East

Managing Director

Michael “Brad” East is Managing Director of Private Wealth Management with Baird. Formerly Brad was at Moors & Cabot, Inc. where he served as the Managing Director of Investments since 2003. Brad began his career in 1992 at local brokerage firm J.W. Garrett which was ultimately acquired by Wells Fargo Investments.

Brad has served a number of volunteer roles in the community. He was involved with the Executive Council of Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix where he held numerous positions, most notably as Tournament Chairman of a Nationwide (now Korn Ferry) PGA Tour event. Since 2017, Brad has served as Chairman for the PGA Tour Champions Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He also recently held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the University of Arizona Alumni Association. He has coached his daughters athletic teams and is an advocate and supporter of the Girl Scouts of America.

Brad moved to Tucson in 1988 to attend the University of Arizona where he played on the University’s nationally-ranked golf team. He graduated from the University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics. He lives in Phoenix with his wife Melinda. Their oldest daughter Hannah lives in California working in finance. The youngest, Emmegale, is studying at the University of Texas in Austin.