Board of Directors

Setting the Course. Enabling the Future.

The Laird Norton Wealth Management Board of Directors ushers possibility into reality for the company and our clients. Members pull from their exemplary financial and business experience to provide strategic oversight and policies informed by the latest best practices in corporate governance and wealth planning. And because each director stands for re-election annually, our leadership sustains the highest levels of expertise, fluidity, and fresh energy. This drives Laird Norton Wealth Management to its consistent position as a leader in wealth management.

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  • Kristen Bauer

    Chief Executive Officer, Laird Norton Wealth Management

    Kristen Bauer, the CEO of Laird Norton Wealth Management, has more than two decades of experience in private wealth management, financial services, and business management. She is passionate about working closely with multiple generations within successful families to help them navigate challenges, change, and generational transitions. Kristen currently serves as board chair of the Nature Conservancy Washington Chapter and is president of the board of the Wilderness Awareness School.

  • Lisa Brummel

    Retired Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Microsoft and Co-Owner, Seattle Storm

    Lisa Brummel is a co-owner of the WNBA franchise Seattle Storm. She serves as a director of Laird Norton Wealth Management and is active in charitable ventures associated with Hopelink community services, the University of Washington Medical Center, Yale University, and the Women’s Funding Alliance. Ms. Brummel is a retired executive vice president of Human Services at Microsoft.

  • Scott Butterfield

    Chief Client Services Officer

    Scott Butterfield is chief client services officer at Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM). A CPA with more than 25 years of experience in financial services, Scott was a co-founder of Filament LLC, a wealth advisory firm that merged with LNWM in December 2020. Prior to that, Scott held senior leadership positions at the Quellos Group and Arthur Andersen’s Private Client Services group. He is actively involved in local nonprofits focused on mentoring and coaching and is a former board member of Friends of the Children Seattle.

  • Conrad Gehrmann

    Chief Financial Officer

    Conrad Gehrmann is chief financial officer at Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM). He was co-founder of the wealth advisory firm Filament LLC, which merged with LNWM in December 2020. A CPA, Conrad co-lead Arthur Andersen’s Northwest Private Client Services group and held senior leadership positions at the Quellos Group. He is past chair of the Lupus Foundation of America and a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Ashesi University Foundation in Ghana. 

  • John Goodwin

    Chief Business Development Officer

    John Goodwin is chief business development officer at Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM). A member of the Washington State Bar, John was a co-founder and managing member of Filament LLC, a wealth advisory firm that merged with LNWM in December 2020. John is a founding board member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN)currently chairs the Seattle University Planned Giving Advisory Committee, and is a past trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

  • Laura Jennings

    Retired Vice President, MSN, Microsoft

    Laura Jennings is a director of Laird Norton Wealth Management as well as Laird Norton Company, LLC and also serves as a director for YWCA Seattle-King County-Snohomish County & Affiliates. In addition, she is a regent of Washington State University. Ms. Jennings is a retired vice president of MSN, Microsoft Corporation.

    Brian McGuigan

    Executive Vice President of Enterprise Strategy and Corporate Development, Laird Norton Company

    Brian McGuigan is executive vice president of enterprise strategy and corporate development at Laird Norton Company. He leads the team responsible for Laird Norton Company’s corporate development initiatives, including direct investments in operating companies, and participates in the development of corporate strategy. Brian has a BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Cape Town, an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business, and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He also serves on the boards of Zevia LLC, WISErg Corporation and Heartland LLC.

  • C. Kirk Peacock

    Co-Founder for Workzones and Regional Developer for Massage Envy Spa

    Kirk Peacock is the co-founder for Workzones and Regional Developer for Massage Envy Spa. He serves as a director for Laird Norton Wealth Management and Laird Norton Company.

  • Jeffery S. Vincent

    Chief Executive Officer, Laird Norton Company

    Jeff Vincent is chief executive officer at Laird Norton Company. He is chair of the Laird Norton Wealth Management board and a director of the Laird Norton Company. As an active member of local nonprofits, Jeff supports a number of education and at-risk youth initiatives in Washington State. He currently serves as a member of the Washington Roundtable and is a past chairman of the Washington State Board of Education.