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Parker Griffith


Branch Manager

Private Wealth Management

(615) 341-7021


Nashville Branch Manager Parker Griffith has over 25 years of experience partnering with investors and Financial Advisors to help them achieve their goals. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Parker joined The Robinson-Humphrey Company in 1991. He remained with that firm for more than 20 years as it transformed into Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Over the course of his career there he served as a Council Level Producer, Assistant Branch Manager and ultimately Branch Manager. Parker joined Baird as Branch manager in 2012.

Parker lives in Nashville with his wife Meredith and their three children. He has devoted his time, talents and resources to Centerstone of Tennessee as Chairman of The Board of Directors, First Presbyterian Church, Room In The Inn, and as a long time coach of middle and elementary school basketball and football at The Oak Hill School and The Ensworth School.

Baird and the rest of our Nashville Office share Parker’s commitment to the Nashville Community.



Karen Colavecchio
Administrative Office Manager


Karen Colavecchio began her career in the financial services industry with J.C. Bradford in 1977. She joined E.F. Hutton shortly thereafter and worked in the operations department there for the next 7 years. In 1985 Karen joined the management team at The Robinson Humphrey Company’s Nashville branch where she served as Operations Manager and Complex Service Manager for 27 years as the firm transformed into Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She joined Baird in 2012 as Administrative Office Manager.

Karen was born and raised in Nashville and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren. Baird is delighted to have an associate with Karen’s skill, dedication, and experience in our Nashville office.



John McAllister, CPWA, CIMA
Business Development Consultant
(615) 341-7085


John McAllister joined Baird in May, 2002, as a Senior Field Consultant for the Investment Consulting Services Division. His office is located in Nashville, Tennessee. His primary focus is on client service and business development for the Eastern Division.

Prior to joining Baird, John worked for Investment Scorecard, the premier provider of portfolio performance measurement services to the bank, trust, insurance and brokerage market. He also ran the Investment Consulting group at SunTrust Equitable Securities, where he oversaw all aspects of the consulting process and was also responsible for three limited partnerships that used the "manager of manager" process.

John earned his Bachelor of Art’s degree in History from Washington and Lee University, and his Master of Business Administration degree from Belmont University. John earned his Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation from the Booth School of Business in 2012, his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Wharton School of Business in 2005, and is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA), a national professional investment consulting association. He also holds the FINRA Series 7, 9, 63 and 65 licenses.

John has been married for 30 years. He and his wife have 2 children.