Denise Wypiszenski, President
Denise serves as President of Orchid Network LLC. Before founding Orchid Network, Denise spent more than 17 years in the financial services industry. Most recently, she was Chief Operating Officer/Managing Director of Robert W. Baird's Private Wealth Management (PWM) business. She oversaw Financial Advisor and Branch Manager recruiting and transition, resulting in the identification and hiring of key talent essential to expanding Baird's footprint nationwide. She helped shape and communicate PWM's strategy to key business partners. Denise also had direct responsibility for critical strategic initiatives including alignment of product and services support, professional development, marketing and sales efforts, and business development.
Denise started her career in 1993 as a successful Financial Advisor with Smith Barney in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout her career, and several relocations with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (and their predecessor firms), she was promoted to several senior/executive management positions ranging from branch and sales management to recruiting and operations. Her successful career followed the path of Financial Advisor, National Training Officer, Branch Management, Director of National Recruiting, and Chief Operating Officer - Western Division. Throughout her tenure with the firm, she identified, sourced, and hired professionals at multiple levels of the organization, became an authority on recruiting, and built an extensive network within the financial services industry.
Denise holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of NE at Omaha where she graduated cum laude with a double major in Finance and Banking. She currently resides in Lemont, IL, with her husband and two children.
The Orchid Alliance
The Orchid Alliance is an alliance of experienced corporate executives thriving in the entrepreneurial environment by coming together to utilize their deep experience, to follow their passions and to focus their talents on delivering sophisticated training, coaching and marketing solutions. The Orchid Alliance taps into the vast network already established by Orchid Network LLC and solves for some of the most challenging business development issues facing the financial services industry today.