Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp.
Ronald J. Kruszewski is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Stifel Financial Corp. and its principal subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. He joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer in 1997 and was named Chairman in 2001.
Mr. Kruszewski is the current Chairman of the American Securities Association (ASA) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). From 2014 through 2019, he served on the Federal Reserve’s Federal Advisory Council. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Louis University and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Kruszewski serves as Chairman of Downtown Now! and is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. He is also past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Downtown STL, 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 the World Presidents’ Organization. In 2018, he won the Horatio Alger Award and was selected for membership in the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, which honors individuals who have overcome adversity to achieve success and who have demonstrated commitment to higher education and charitable endeavors. In 2019, he was invited to join The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, a network of more than 200 global influential business leaders that focuses on the economic and social issues facing the future.