Ben A. Plotkin
Senior Vice President, Stifel Financial Corp.
Ben A. Plotkin was the Vice Chairman and a Director of the Company from August 2007 to June 2017 and has been an Executive Vice President of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated since February 28, 2007. He has responsibility for developing our corporate strategy and advising our investment clients. Mr. Plotkin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan Beck & Company, Inc. from 1997 until its acquisition by the Company in February 2007. Mr. Plotkin was elected Executive Vice President of Ryan Beck in 1990 after serving as its Senior Vice President in 1989, and before that, its First Vice President in 1987. Mr. Plotkin joined Ryan Beck in May of 1987 as a Director and Vice President in the Investment Banking Division.