Ronald J. Kruszewski
Ronald J. Kruszewski has been Chairman of the board of directors of Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated since 2001 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated since September 1997.
Mr. Kruszewski serves on the Board of Directors of SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) and is past non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Angelica Corporation. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. He is active in community affairs, serving as Chairman of Downtown Now! and as a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association and Barnes-Jewish Hospital as well as the Board of Trustees of Webster University. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Downtown St. Louis Partnership, Inc. Mr. Kruszewski is a member of the Regional Business Council in St. Louis and is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization.
Thomas W. Weisel is Co-Chairman of Stifel Financial. Previously Mr. Weisel was Chairman and CEO of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., a firm he founded, from 1999 through 2010. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of Montgomery Securities, a firm he founded, from 1971 through 1997.
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 Trustees for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Previously, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, Stanford Management Company Endowment, Empower America, and the New York Museum of Modern Art. He also previously served as member of the Advisory Board for Harvard Business School and chaired the Capital Campaign for California School of Arts & Crafts.
Mr. Weisel graduated from Stanford University with distinction and honors in Economics and obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Thomas P. Mulroy
Thomas P. Mulroy has served as Senior Vice President and Director of our company and Executive Vice President and Director of Stifel Nicolaus since December 2005. Mr. Mulroy was named Co-Director of our Institutional Group in July 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Mulroy served as Director of Equity Capital Markets from December 2005 through July 2009. Mr. Mulroy has responsibility for institutional equity sales, trading, and research. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mulroy was elected Executive Vice President of Legg Mason, Inc. in July 2002 and of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. in November 2000. Mr. Mulroy became a Senior Vice President of Legg Mason, Inc. in July 2000 and Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. in August 1998.
Mr. Mulroy serves as Chairman of the Board of Stifel Nicolaus Europe Ltd. He serves on the following community boards: St. Paul's School for Girls, Boys Latin School and the Living Classrooms Foundation.
Mr. Mulroy has a B.S. in finance from Ithaca College and an M.B.A. in finance from American University.
Mr. Nesi joined Stifel Nicolaus in 2009 and is Co-Director of Institutional Group. Mr. Nesi is a member of the Board of Directors of Stifel Financial Corp. In his twenty year investment banking career, Victor has worked closely with clients on strategic advisory projects totaling in excess of $200 billion including exclusive sales, cross-industry mergers, restructurings, and domestic and cross border acquisitions. On the financing side, Victor has advised clients on investment grade and non-investment grade debt, as well as on numerous equity and equity-linked transactions, including the then largest IPO in US history, the AT&T $10.6 billion letter stock carve-out of AT&T Wireless.
Before joining Stifel Nicolaus, Mr. Nesi was a Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch and Global Head of the Technology, Telecommunications and Media Industries Group within Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. Immediately prior to joining the group in 2007, Mr. Nesi was the Head of Americas Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch with responsibility for the firm's investment banking origination activities for corporate, financial and sovereign clients in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Before assuming this role in March 2005, Mr. Nesi was head of the Telecom & Media Investment Banking Group, with responsibility for Merrill Lynch's investment banking activities in those sectors.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1996, Victor spent seven years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers Inc and Goldman Sachs. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Victor practiced corporate and securities law for four years with the law firm of Shea & Gould.
Victor received a BA from Georgetown University in 1982 and a JD from Georgetown University Law School in 1985. He resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife, Denise, and six children, Andrew, Jacqueline, Eric, Sarah, Alexandra and Margaret.