The Laird Norton Company announced recently that Brian McGuigan has been appointed the new chief executive officer, effective. Jan. 1.
McGuigan follows current CEO Jeff Vincent, who is retiring after 22 years as the company’s leader, according to a news release. Vincent will remain as an adviser to the Laird Norton Board of Directors to assist with the transition until he formally retires on June 30, 2023.
McGuigan joined the seventh-generation family-owned firm in 2012. He and Vincent are the only non-family member CEOs since the company’s inception in 1855, according to the release.
Today, Laird Norton Company focuses on real estate (Laird Norton Properties and Heartland, LLC) and wealth management (Laird Norton Wealth Management), and actively seeks to acquire profitable, capital efficient businesses.
“The Laird Norton Company is recognized as one of the nation’s most highly-regarded and successful family businesses,” McGuigan said. “I am honored to be entrusted with the central role of leading the enterprise and continuing the legacy of the Laird Norton Company for the family’s next generation.”
As CEO, McGuigan will oversee the company’s organization, investments and strategic initiatives. Additionally, McGuigan will serve on the boards of Laird Norton Wealth Management and Heartland, and as chair of the Laird Norton Properties Real Estate Committee.
McGuigan lives in Magnolia with his wife, Margaret, and two sons.