Senior Vice President, Stifel Financial Corp.
Ben A. Plotkin has served as the Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President of the Company since August 2007. He served as a Director of the Company from August 2007 to June 2007. He has been an Executive Vice President of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated since February 28, 2007 and Executive Vice President of KBW since March 2013. He has responsibility for developing our corporate strategy and advising our investment banking 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.