A Conversation With Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp.
In this episode of the series – our 1st episode – we explore some of the hottest topics in wealth management today with Ron Kruszewski, Chairman & CEO of Stifel.
Ron shares his unique perspective and experience on:
- How technology is changing the Industry – worries & concerns – Technology moving in areas that are the commoditize portions of the business.
- How the technological evolution will impact commissions for advisors
- How should advisors adapt to B-1
- Do firm names even matter?
- Capitalism is under attack in this country – worries & concerns.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp.
Ronald J. Kruszewski is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp. and its principal subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. He joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer in 1997 and was named Chairman in 2001.
Mr. Kruszewski is the current Chairman of the American Securities Association (ASA) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). In 2019, he was appointed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors to serve a sixth consecutive one-year term on the Federal Advisory Council. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Louis University and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Kruszewski serves as Chairman of Downtown Now! and is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Downtown STL, Inc. and past non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angelica Corporation. Mr. Kruszewski is a member of the Regional Business Council in St. Louis and of the St. Louis Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization. In 2018, he won the Horatio Alger Award and was selected for membership in the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, which honors individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve success and who have demonstrated commitment to higher education and charitable endeavors.