Ronald J. Kruszewski

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp.

Ronald J. Kruszewski

Ronald J. Kruszewski is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. He joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer in September 1997.

Mr. Kruszewski serves on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He is a member of the Federal Advisory Council of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Kruszewski serves as Chairman of Downtown Now! and as a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. He is also former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Downtown St. Louis Partnership, Inc. and former 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 World Presidents’ Organization.