Chad Gruett

C(k)P, CFP, ChFC, CRPS, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Corporate Retirement Director

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Chad Gruett


Helping you manage your company's retirement plan so you can focus on managing your business

My Story and Services

Retirement Plan Consulting is My Focus

Athletes training for a marathon seek out a coach with the experience and qualifications to offer the encouragement and support needed to run the race efficiently.  The same is true when you're helping employees plan for a long-term goal like retirement.

Managing a comprehensive retirement plan for your organization takes a distinct set of skills.  As a fiduciary, you are responsible for selecting and monitoring service providers and investments while also being committed to understanding and implementing ERISA regulations.  You must also continue to create fresh strategies to encourage your employees to take full advantage of the program.  For many plan sponsors, these responsibilities can be overwhelming.

That's where I can help.

As one of a select few Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley to earn the title of Corporate Retirement Director, I have access to first-class resources that are designed specifically to tackle the hurdles you and your employees face, and the knowledge and experience to help address those challenges now and in the future.  My priority is to understand and consult on the specific needs of you and your employees in a collaborative, professional, and educational manner--one that places your goals at the center of our relationship.

Services Include

  • Corporate Retirement Plans
  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning

Securities Agent: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, NC, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

NMLS#: 1537251

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Our Clients


Smaller businesses have unique retirement plan needs that differ from large corporate plans.  Today's environment dictates the need for you to get the most from your staff and outside resources - the most experience, the best advice, the most value, etc.

Because I focus on working with small- and mid-sized employers with plans generally under $50 million, you can rest assured that your plan is anything but "small" to me, and you will receive a level of tailor-made, high-touch service typically reserved for large corporations.  Think of me as a seamless extension of your team.

Client Service Team

Client Service Team

Mary Elizabeth Baumer

Registered Client Service Associate

Mary joined the firm in 2007.  She is in charge of administration and operations and focuses on client service.

A lifetime resident of Waukesha, Mary received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Wisconsin with minors in History and African-American Studies.  Mary has also completed the Six Sigma Green Belt certification and has passed her Series 7 and Series 63 exam.  Mary and her husband, Dale, have a son, Owen, and twin daughters, Malinda and Mya.  She is active in the state and local Mothers of Twins Club and is a Girl Scout leader.  In her free time, Mary enjoys scrapbooking and cross stitching.



  • 20975 Swenson Drive, Suite 300
  • Waukesha, WI 53186

    Business Planning

    Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.

    • Succession Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Corporate Pension Funds


    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy.  Today and for the years to come.

    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement income strategies
    • Annuities


    Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.

    • Asset management
    • Traditional investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing


    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.

    • Estate Planning
    • 529 Plans / Education Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Trust Services and Accounting


    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same best-in-class service as the rest of your wealth.

    • Endowments
    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing

    Ready to start a conversation? Contact Chad Gruett today.

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