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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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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Conrad Gehrmann is chief financial officer at Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM). He was a 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.
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.
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