Chairman, Investment Banking and Vice Chairman, Stifel Financial Corp.
Dick Himelfarb is Chairman of the Investment Banking Department for Stifel and is Vice Chairman of the parent company, Stifel Financial Corp. Dick joined Stifel on December 1, 2005, pursuant to Stifel's acquisition of the Capital Markets business of Legg Mason, Inc. His transactional experience includes public offerings, private placements, and mergers & acquisitions in a wide variety of industries. He was a principal architect of the acquisition of Legg Mason Capital Markets by Stifel. He served as Head of Investment Banking of Stifel until July of 2009 when he was designated departmental Chairman.
Dick joined Legg Mason, Inc. in October of 1983 as Head of Investment Banking, a position he held for over 22 years. His responsibilities at Legg Mason, Inc. also included corporate development activities as well as supervision of Legg Mason's real estate finance and advisory subsidiaries. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Legg Mason, Inc.
After graduation from Yale Law School in 1965, Dick served for two years as a U. S. Army Infantry officer. He then practiced corporate, tax, and securities law for 16 years, serving as Legg Mason's outside general counsel.
Dick is a 1962 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Board of the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Inc. (the principal advisory board for the professional schools of that University), which he chaired from its founding in 1996 to 2008, and is a Trustee of the Kennedy Krieger Institute (serving children with neurological disabilities) and a Director of the Greater Baltimore Committee (the principal business leadership organization in Maryland). In 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Regents of the University of Maryland.