Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, 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 currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He previously served as Chairman of the American Securities Association (ASA) from 2019 through 2021 and on the Federal Advisory Council of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors from 2014 through 2019. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for FutureFuel Corp. and on the Board of Trustees for Saint Louis University and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. He is a graduate of Indiana University.
Active in community affairs, Mr. Kruszewski serves as a member of the Chair’s Council for Greater St. Louis Inc. 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. In addition, he is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization, and under Mr. Kruszewski’s leadership, Stifel became a member of the World Economic Forum in 2023. In 2019, Mr. Kruszewski 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.