Ronald J. Kruszewski
Ronald J. Kruszewski is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stifel Financial Corp. and Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. He joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer in September 1997.
Mr. Kruszewski is the current Chairman of the American Securities Association (ASA) and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). He was reappointed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board of Directors to serve a one-year term on the Federal Advisory Council for 2018. 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 as 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 St. Louis Partnership, 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 World Presidents’ Organization.
Christopher A. Iacovella
Chief Executive Officer
Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Securities Association (ASA). Prior to becoming the CEO of the ASA, he was the CEO of the Equity Dealers of America (EDA) where he launched the association in 2016, successfully branded it with policymakers and regulators, and substantially expanded its membership. Prior to being at the EDA, he was the Senior Director of Global Government Affairs, Strategy, and Public Policy at Bloomberg, L.P. where he worked directly with Bloomberg’s internal businesses on regulatory solutions and interfaced with policymakers and regulators across the globe on capital markets issues. He has deep expertise on equity, fixed income, and derivatives market structure issues, as well as capital formation, SME policy, and wealth management issues.
Chris previously worked as Special Counsel & Policy Advisor to Commissioner Scott O’Malia at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, working on the implementation of Title VII of Dodd-Frank. While working at the CFTC, he was seconded to the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked with both the full Committee and the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and GSEs on equity, fixed income, derivatives, and securitization issues. Prior to that, Chris worked as a surety bond broker, on a fixed income derivatives desk, and as a structured finance, capital markets, and merger & acquisition attorney.
Chris also holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, where he majored in Finance and lettered for the Men’s soccer team, an M.B.A. from the University of Tampa, a J.D. from The Florida State University College of Law where he graduated cum laude, and an LL.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center where he graduated with distinction and earned a Certificate in National Security Law.