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The Team

John Schutz

Director, Financial Advisor

(812) 426-1481

Occupational Information

  • 1977-1985 USI Co-Op Student at General Electric Finance
  • 1982-1986 Mid-Central Land Services Oil Company (Field Manager)
  • 1986-Present Wealth Advisor/Senior Vice President, Chartered Wealth Advisor at Baird

Educational Information

  • Chartered Wealth Advisor Michigan State University, 2003
  • Wharton School of Business Securities Industries Institute Graduate, 1999
  • USI Outreach and Engagement Instructor for U.S.I., 1992 - Present
  • University of Southern Indiana B.S. Business Administration, 1982


  • Financial Times 400 Top Financial Adviser - 2018
  • Member of Baird Chairman's Club - Recognizes top 5% of Financial Advisors within Baird
  • Member of Hilliard Lyons CEO Club for over 20 years - Recognized top 5% of Financial Consultants within the firm.

David Perigo

Vice President, Financial Advisor

(812) 428-5160

David is an Evansville native and a Financial Advisor at Baird. In his role as a Financial Advisor, David helps clients build, protect, and eventually transfer wealth by providing guidance in areas such as investment management, financial planning, retirement income planning, estate planning, Social Security optimization strategies, and insurance.

He currently holds the Series 7, Series 66, and Series 79 securities licenses and is a Registered Investment Advisor Representative. He also holds Life, Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance licenses.

Prior to joining Baird, David worked as an Analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Investment Banking Group in Chicago. He is a graduate of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with bachelor's degrees in both Finance and Accounting.

David serves on the Board of Directors for SWIRCA & More, Board of Directors for Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau, and supports numerous other charities and organizations via committees and volunteering.

David and his wife, Hannah, reside on the west side of Evansville with their daughter Rosalie. In addition to spending time with his family and friends, David enjoys traveling, playing golf, and reading.

Felicia Hostettler

Senior Client Specialist

(812) 426-1481

Felicia has worked with John since 1992. She is a proven resource for clients, regardless of the need. She assists with investment questions and fulfills most requests in regard to assets and accounts. She excels at sharing her knowledge with clients to answer questions and explain even the most complex situations. Felicia enjoys spending time with her husband, cheering on her favorite team, the Indianapolis Colts, as well as reading and traveling.

Michelle Vanover

Senior Client Specialist

(812) 426-1481

Michelle joined the team in June of 2007. She was previously with Baird for 9 1/2 years. She works hand in hand with John, David and Felicia to make the client experience a great one. She also assists clients with paperwork and fund requests, as well as many other service related issues, including research regarding account or security history. After work, Michelle and her husband spend their time chasing after their two boys and all their sports activities. In a quiet moment, a good novel will catch her attention.

Taylor Waddell

Client Assistant


Taylor graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2018 with a degree in economics with a minor in business administration.  She has worked at Hornet's Nest as a server and most recently at a local bank in their mortgage department.  She resides in Haubstadt and is looking forward to her wedding in Fall of 2021.  In her off time she likes to travel, shop, spend lots of time outdoors.