Thomas W. Weisel is Co-Chairman of Stifel Financial Corp. Previously Mr. Weisel was Chairman and CEO of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., a firm he founded in 1998. Mr. Weisel has been on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation Board since 1977 and was the Chairman from 1983 through 1994. He has been Chairman of the USA Cycling Foundation Board since its founding in 2000.
Mr. Weisel currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Previously, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, Stanford Endowment Management Board, and Harvard Business School Advisory Board. Mr. Weisel graduated from Stanford University with distinction and honors in Economics and obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Dick Himelfarb is Chairman of the Investment Banking Department for Stifel and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of parent company Stifel Financial Corp. Dick joined Stifel on December 1, 2005, pursuant to Stifel's acquisition of the Capital Markets business of Legg Mason, Inc. His transactional experience includes public offerings, private placements, and mergers & acquisitions in a wide variety of industries. He was a principal architect of the acquisition of Legg Mason Capital Markets by Stifel. He served as Head of Investment Banking of Stifel until July of 2009 when he was designated departmental Chairman.
Dick joined Legg Mason, Inc. in October of 1983 as Head of Investment Banking, a position he held for over 22 years. His responsibilities at Legg Mason, Inc. also included corporate development activities as well as supervision of Legg Mason's real estate finance and advisory subsidiaries. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Legg Mason, Inc.
After graduation from Yale Law School in 1965, Dick served for two years as a U. S. Army Infantry officer. He then practiced corporate, tax, and securities law for 16 years, serving as Legg Mason's outside general counsel.
Dick is a 1962 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Board of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (the principal advisory board for the professional schools of that University), which he chaired from its founding in 1996 to 2008, and is a Trustee of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (serving children with neurological disabilities) and a Director of the Greater Baltimore Committee (the principal business leadership organization in Maryland). In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Regents of the University of Maryland.
Patrick J. Keeley joined Stifel in May 2008 and is the Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. He serves on the firm's Investment Banking Management, Private Placement, and Commitment Committees.
Prior to joining Stifel, Mr. Keeley was Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Investment Banking of FBR Capital Markets. Prior to that position, Mr. Keeley was Group Head of the Energy & Natural Resources investment banking group at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc. Under Mr. Keeley's leadership, FBR's Energy & Natural Resources group completed 87 transactions representing over $18 billion in market value.
Before joining FBR in 1998, Mr. Keeley was a partner at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in Washington, DC. There he represented oil and gas producers, pipelines, distribution companies, refineries, industry associations, and independent power producers in commercial transactions and proceedings, administrative proceedings, and litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, and various other federal and state courts and commissions.
Preceding Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. in 1977, Mr. Keeley was an assistant to the General Counsel of the Federal Power Commission in Washington, DC.
Mr. Keeley received his B.A. in business administration from Georgetown University in 1970 and his J.D. degree from Fordham University in 1975.
Brad Raymond is the Head of Investment Banking. He joined Stifel in 2010 in connection with Stifel’s acquisition of Thomas Weisel Partners. Prior to joining Stifel, Mr. Raymond was Co-Head of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Mr. Raymond joined Thomas Weisel Partners in 2004 and has over 17 years of technology investment banking experience. Prior to joining TWP, he was Co-Head of Software Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Previously he was in the Technology M&A Group at JP Morgan and an Investment Banking Analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons.
Mr. Raymond is actively involved in the community, including being on the Board of New York City Outward Bound and a Trustee for the Westminster School. Mr. Raymond received an AB degree from Harvard College and an MBA from The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Rich Kendrick serves as the Co-Head of Capital Markets. In this capacity, Mr. Kendrick is responsible for the Equity, Debt, and Private Placement platforms. Mr. Kendrick also serves on the Board of Directors for Stifel, is a member of the Advisory Board of Pine Street Partners, L.P., is a member of the Board of Directors of The Bond Club of New York, and is a current member of the Board of SIFMA South Central District.
Prior to joining Stifel in 1999, Mr. Kendrick was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director running Capital Markets at EVEREN Securities, Inc. Mr. Kendrick's experience includes eight years as a Managing Director of syndication and origination at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, as well as six years at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Tobin Inc. in the same position. Previously, Mr. Kendrick was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the high-grade Capital Markets and Mortgage Finance departments at First Union Capital Markets Corp. (Wells Fargo).
Mr. Kendrick received his B.A. in economics from Denison University.
Bill McLeod joined Stifel as Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets in connection with Stifel's acquisition of Thomas Weisel Partners LLC in July 2010. Prior to joining
Stifel, Mr. McLeod was Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Capital Markets at Thomas Weisel Partners. He joined Thomas Weisel Partners in 2004 and is based out of San Francisco. Mr. McLeod began his investment banking career in 1988 and has more than 20 years of experience. His background includes acting as Co-Head of US Equity Capital Markets at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco and serving in Equity Capital Markets, Investment Banking, and M&A roles with J.P. Morgan in New York.
Mr. McLeod earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and a BBA degree from Southern Methodist University.