Ronald J. Kruszewski

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, 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 SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) and was appointed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors to serve a one--year term on the Federal Advisory Council for 2014. 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. 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 World Presidents’ Organization.