A Conversation with Ron Kruszewski, CEO of Stifel Financial Corp.

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One of wealth management’s leading voices shares his thoughts on the industry, and what advisors need to do to compete and thrive during these unprecedented times. 

In this episode of the series we explore some of the hottest topics in wealth management with Ron Kruszewski, Chief Executive Officer at Stifel Financial Corp.

Ron shares his unique perspective and experience on:

  • Coronavirus Update:
    • How has COVID-19 changed businesses?
    • How should you plan and handle situations like COVID-19?
      • What steps can you take today to prepare and help your clients and employees.
      • COVID-19 worries and concerns.
  • Pandemic planning: 
    • How should you adapt on the go and respond to a crisis like COVID-19
    • How has technology shaped the way we view remote work and what does the future look like?
  • Innovations in the business 
    • What is Stifel doing differently in terms of innovation?
    • And much more.

It’s an episode that covers a great deal of ground solid information for any advisor who is looking to gather insight on the changes in the landscape and use that knowledge to take their business to the next level.

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BIO

Ronald J. Kruszewski, 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). In 2019, he was appointed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors to serve a sixth consecutive one-year term on the 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.

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