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The Rickaway Swisher Group

A team dedicated to serving your wealth management needs through a personal relationship and a depth of expertise.

Our Services

Our Services

  • Retirement Planning
  • Business Retirement Solutions
  • Investment Management
  • Estate Planning Guidance
  • Tax Planning Guidance

What Makes Us Unique


We’re dedicated to doing what’s best for you. By considering all aspects of your finances, our team gets to know you and develop a relationship based on experience and trust, always placing your interests first.

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As a team with several advanced certifications, we integrate financial planning with our investment management services.

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We specialize in holistic wealth management and wealth transfers between generations. We’ll design a plan to help you achieve your financial goals.

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Whatever phase of life you’re in, our disciplined IDEAL process will help you organize your financial planning and investments and to better focus on your long-term financial goals.

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Discover The Difference

The Rickaway Swisher Group Can Make

Matthew P. Rickaway, CRPC®

Vice President I Financial Advisor



"People choose their careers for many different reasons. When I decided to become a financial advisor, I was driven by a genuine passion for creating great outcomes in clients’ lives and a deep desire to help them achieve the things they wanted for themselves and the people they care about."

Matt joined Baird in January of 2015 after starting his career in 2008 with Wells Fargo Advisors. He holds a Series 7 and 66 licenses and the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) certification from the College for Financial Planning. He is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M University. Matt’s previous experience includes over ten years at Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. The majority of that time was spent in upper management, even serving in their New York City headquarters.

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10

Giovanna Swisher, CFP®, CDFA®

Financial Advisor



Giovanna started her career in wealth management in 2003 with A. G. Edwards after spending 15 years as a research analyst. In July of 2014, Giovanna joined Baird. Giovanna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Houston – Clear Lake. Giovanna earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2006 and her Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification in 2016. Giovanna also prepared federal, state, and local tax returns while pursuing her masters degree. Giovanna’s specific expertise and knowledge has helped many pre-retirees and retirees prepare for and navigate retirement as well as other major life transitions.

Giovanna and her husband, Curtis, have lived in the Brazosport area since 1983. They have two grown children and are active in their church and several community organizations. Giovanna also enjoys traveling, photography, and gardening. She also takes time to mentor young adults and teach financial literacy.


As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional, one of my passions is to assist people with their wealth building and preservation strategies. I understand the importance of a family’s financial health. I believe in order to enjoy life’s most meaningful moments you must have peace of mind and comfort in knowing that your financial affairs are in the hands of objective, trusted and experienced professionals.

Nancy K. Sims

Client Assistant


Nancy graduated from Sam Houston University with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2008. Before joining the Baird Private Wealth Management team, Nancy specialized in trust and wealth management operations for over 8 years and served as vice president wealth management officer and operations officer for over 5 years.

Nancy is a 2011 graduate of Texas Bankers Association Trust School and completed the Graduate level in 2012. She received her Accredited Trust Operations Professional Certification I & II in 2016. She has managed the operations and administration of charitable remainder trust, special needs trust, irrevocable and revocable trusts along with Individual Retirement Accounts. Nancy has a combined sixteen plus years of experience in accounting, supervision, development, policy and procedure implementation and production, strategic planning, and auditing. While an active member of the Lake Jackson Business Association from 2016 – 2019, she served as the treasurer for two years.

Nancy and her husband, Chad, have four children and enjoy the adventure found in the great outdoors. When not busy chauffeuring around kids, you can find her working on design, painting or baking.

Meet Our Extended Team

Heather Osborn, CFP®, AAMS®, CExP™, CWA®, CLU®

Financial Planning Manager | Senior Vice President

Scott Grenier, CFP®, AEP®

Manager of Estate Planning | Senior Vice President

About Baird

Baird is an international wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm.

Thanks to our independent, employee-owned structure, each one of our associates worldwide shares a real stake in your success. We know from experience that the only way to help you reach your goals is to keep your best interests in mind, always.

Since 1919, we've been earning our clients' trust by staying true to our mission:

To provide the best financial advice and service to our clients and be the best place to work for our associates.

While we have grown over the years to meet the evolving needs of our clients, we preserved the core values that kept us strong and stable through every imaginable market environment:

  • Clients come first.
  • Integrity is irreplaceable.
  • Quality is our measure of success.
  • The best financial advice is the result of expertise and teamwork.
  • How we succeed is as important as if we succeed.
  • We seek personal balance in home, work and community involvement.

Why Rickaway Swisher Group

Learn More About Our Philosophies

Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

We believe that educated investors who maintain a long-term approach are well prepared to weather market volatility and life’s curve balls. We work hard to ensure that our clients possess an understanding of investment principles.

Our Responsibility

Our Responsibility

As our client, your financial peace of mind
is our primary goal.

Our team’s planning and advice comes from an objective standpoint. We place our clients’ interests above our own and promote loyalty, good faith, and trust in every relationship.

Our Commitment to You

Our Commitment to You

We emphasize transparency, confidentiality, and white-glove client service through every interaction.

We respond quickly to your needs to maintain a transparent line of communication. We understand that your situation is unique. We tailor each meeting to specifically address the needs of you and your family. With regular conversations, we will work together to create a flexible financial plan that’s designed to help you meet your financial goals. We provide you with holistic financial advice that reaches beyond the assets we manage. We work with your other trusted advisors such as your CPA and attorney to provide sound tax, estate guidance, including business succession planning and wealth transfer planning so that all aspects of your plan are working together in concert for you.

What to Expect when Working with Us

As your wealth management partner, we are accountable to one person – you. Nobody wins unless you win.

True wealth management is never one-size-fits-all. For financial advice to be useful, it needs to be both tailored and comprehensive. Our wealth management process revolves around you – your values, your priorities.

Step 1

Getting to Know You

Step 2

We Gather Detailed Information About Your Priorities

Step 3

We Create Your Comprehensive, Customized Solutions

Step 4

We Review Your Plan and Its Execution

Step 5

We Put the Plan Into Practice

Step 6

Ongoing Monitoring and Review


We take our role seriously and uphold our commitments unimpeded by conflicts of interest. We provide you with our full attention and reflect honestly and authentically in every service we offer.


We offer independent and objective advised that’s client-centric and free from outside influences such as commissions or investment company incentives.


We utilize evidence based, time tested investment strategies based on years of academic and real-world application. Our long-term approach supports our clients’ financial peace of mind and success.


We’re proud of our commitment to full disclosure. We review each customized portfolio performance and all investment costs annually to keep you informed and on track.

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Who We Serve

Who We Serve

We help leaders successfully navigate life's transitions

You are never just a name or a number to us.

We all have a story. At Rickaway Swisher Group we strive to understand who you are to create a financial strategy that complements your unique identity — your personality, values, beliefs, and vision for the future.

Pre-Retirees & Retirees

Pre-Retirees & Retirees

Our team has extensive experience with the area’s major employer benefit plans. We are here to assist in optimizing and stress testing your investments to fit your personalized income and spending strategy. Our multi-generational team is uniquely designed to make sure you’re covered for the next five, 10 and 20+ years.

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People in Transition

People in Transition

Whether you just lost a spouse, quit your job, or recently separated from your spouse, we can help you navigate this new chapter with confidence.

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Business Owners

Business Owners

Focus less on managing your money and more on improving your business with strategies that offer room to grow and expand and eventually exit tax efficiently.

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FAQs for New Clients

  • What should I expect at our first meeting?

    This is our chance to get acquainted and for us to begin to understand what is important to you. It also gives you a chance to get to know the team and our process and mutually decide if we are a good fit for one another. We know time is your most precious commodity so we will do our best to cover as much as we can in our 60-90 minutes initial meeting. Otherwise, it is like drinking from a fire hydrant and can feel overwhelming.

  • What should I bring to our first meeting? 

    In preparing for our first meeting it is helpful to do thinking about your goals, what you want to accomplish. Write those down. Bring account statements or other documents that will assist us to get a picture of where you are. If possible, complete the Financial Planning Questionnaire. (It is not mandatory, but we will be asking questions related to that content.) 

  • If I hire you, what sort of information will I need to provide? 

    In general, we will be asking for copies of financial statements. As far as employer benefits are concerned we are familiar and have copies of Summary Plan Descriptions for area most employers. If not we will ask for some additional information or documents about benefits, insurance and estate plans. However, we will take that one step at a time, as needed.

  • Do you have a minimum asset requirement?

     Clients seeking Investment Portfolio Management in addition to planning are considered on a case-by-case basis.  We provide the best fit and value for clients with $1 million or more in investable assets.  If you are looking for Financial Planning or Divorce Planning services, we do not require you to place assets with us and thus do not have a minimum asset requirement. 


  • How often should I expect to hear from you?

    In the initial stages of our relationships, you’ll hear from our team as often as weekly. Once your plan (and in some cases investments) is in place, you’ll generally get a phone call, email, or snail mail every other month. One of us is always just a phone call or email away.

  • Do I have to pay you an annual fee?

    Because Baird is dually registered as a broker-dealer and investment advisor we are able to offer a client both brokerage (transaction based) and investment advisory (advice) services. Brokerage accounts and advisory programs have different structures, administration, types and levels of service, fees and expenses. They are designed to address different client needs, and advisory programs may not be appropriate for clients who tend to direct their own investment strategies and execute transactions without the recommendation or advice of their Financial Advisor, prefer a buy and hold strategy that is not actively monitored Baird or their Financial Advisor, value low fees and expenses over ongoing professional investment advice and/or maintain high levels of cash and cash equivalents.

  • What types of investments do you recommend to clients?

    That depends on the client and the client's needs. In general our team uses individual stocks, individual bonds, mutual funds, exchange traded funds and annuities in our investment strategies.  When selecting a combination to recommend we consider client fit factors like cost, time horizon, risk, ease of use and the client’s level of comfort with the particular investment type.

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Purposeful Wealth Management

Serving clients in Lake Jackson, Bay City,  Alvin/Manvel/Pearland, Katy/Houston, TX & throughout the U.S.

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PHONE: 979-299-3292
FAX: 979-299-3277

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Lake Jackson Location

 208 Parking Way 
Lake Jackson, Tx 77566

Houston Location

 945 Bunker Hill Rd #300 
Houston, TX 77024