Mr. Maples joined KBW's Investment Banking Division in 2013 as part of the merger between Stifel and KBW. At Stifel, where he worked since 1984, he was the
Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of the Financial Institutions Group. There, he led the execution team for a large number of Stifel's financial institutions transactions, as well as several other transactions in non-financial industries. Prior to that, Mr. Maples worked as a senior loan officer in the Asset-Based Lending Group at Associates Commercial Corporation.
Mr. Maples has been quoted in American Banker and frequently lectures on the techniques and issues in completing a merger transaction. He received his B.S.B.A in Accounting from the University of Alabama and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Wirth joined KBW's Investment Banking Department in 1982. He began his career in the New York office before moving to San Francisco in 1987 to initiate the firm's investment banking business in California. In 1991, Mr. Wirth returned to New York while maintaining California and Western U.S. client coverage. Since then, he has held several management positions within the Investment Banking Department; in 2002 he was named Executive Vice President and Associate Director of Investment Banking; and in 2010 was appointed Global Head of Investment Banking.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Wirth also sits on the Board of Directors for charitable organizations including the African Rainforest Conservancy and Educate!
Mr. Abel joined KBW's Investment Banking department in 2010, based in the firm's London office. He is focused on UK insurance, brokers and general financials. Prior to KBW, Mr. Abel spent nearly 10 years at Fox-Pitt, Kelton/Macquarie as a Managing Director, evaluating and executing a variety of corporate finance transactions. He began his career in Corporate Finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Abel was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and obtained an MA in Economics.
Mr. Anderson has served as Co-Head of KBW's Depository Investment Banking Group since 2010 and is based in the firm's New York headquarters. He is responsible for strategic advisory assignments for banks and thrifts including merger and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Mr. Anderson has over 20 years of industry experience and first joined KBW in 2000 as a Managing Director covering the mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Managing Director at First Union Securities.
Mr. Anderson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Beebe joined KBW in 2003 and leads the firm's Insurance Investment Banking Practice in the U.S. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for insurance companies and related entities. He has advised clients on a wide variety of strategic and capital raising engagements across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Prior to joining KBW, Mr. Beebe spent the previous eight years at Fox-Pitt, Kelton, Inc. as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division where he focused on both the insurance and banking industries. In addition, he led the firm's advisory practice with U.S. depository institutions. Mr. Beebe began his career with the Irving Trust Company and spent 12 years working for Midlantic Corporation in both the U.S. and London.
Mr. Beebe graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in Economics and earned an MBA in Finance from Pace University. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Patriot Financial Partners, L.P., which is a Philadelphia-headquartered private equity fund focused on the financial services industry.
Mr. Berry was appointed Co-Head of KBW's Depository Investment Banking Group in 2010. In this role, he is responsible for merger advisory work, recapitalizations & restructurings, capital markets transactions and strategic advisory work for banks / thrifts, credit card processing companies and alternative asset management companies. Mr. Berry has been with KBW for over 15 years and focuses on covering companies in the Midwest, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Prior to joining KBW's Investment Banking Department in 1998, Mr. Berry spent two years in KBW's Equity Research Group, where his responsibilities included research coverage of banking institutions in the Southeast. Mr. Berry graduated cum laude from Bucknell University in 1996 with a B.A. in Economics and English.
Mr. Berry is a regional advisory member of the American Ireland Fund. He is also a supporter of the Hole In the Wall Camps organization, which is a global family of camps and programs for critically ill children.
Mr. Brown joined KBW's Investment Banking department in September 2010, based in the firm's London office. Prior to KBW, Mr. Brown spent 13 years as an Investment Banker at Fox-Pitt, Kelton/Macquarie. Most recently he served there as Managing Director with primary responsibility for the reinsurance and non-life insurance segment in the UK, including Lloyd's of London. He also held a number of the firm's key private equity relationships.
Mr. Brown earned his BA Hons in Geography from Oxford University.
Mr. Dewey joined KBW in 2009. He assumed his current role as Head of Diversified Financials Investment Banking in 2011. In this expanded leadership position, Mr. Dewey continues to aid clients in providing services across areas including: mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, private equity raisings, growth/buyout initiatives and general strategic advisory.
Mr. Dewey has more than 15 years of investment banking experience in financial institutions. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Before its sale to Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Dewey also worked for several years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he started as Vice President, and then became Director of the financial institutions group. He began his banking career at UBS in 1995.
Mr. Dewey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Duffy has been with KBW for 33 years. He was appointed to the position of Vice Chairman in October 2011, after having served as Chairman and CEO since September 2001. Prior to that, he was President and Co-CEO, a position he assumed in July 1999.
From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Duffy was Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking. In that role, he was responsible for managing the firm's substantial merger & acquisition practice in the financial services industry as well as KBW's corporate finance activities in the equity and debt markets.
Prior to joining KBW in 1978 to manage the company's BankWatch division, Mr. Duffy was the Vice President in charge of ratings for depository institutions in the corporate ratings department of Standard & Poor's Corporation. In 1971, he received his B.A. in Economics from The City College of New York and attended the Bernard Baruch Graduate Program of the City University of New York.
Mr. Duffy serves on the U.S. Advisory Board of Trustees of the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College in Dublin, Ireland. He is also a Trustee of Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY. In addition, Mr. Duffy serves on the Advisory Council of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College and is a former Trustee of Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT as well as Chairman of JBJ Holdings, a food distribution company in Walnut Creek, CA.
Mr. Senchak has been Chairman of KBW since October 2011. Mr. Senchak has been with the firm for more than 25 years and, prior to becoming Chairman, served as Vice Chairman and President. In this role he was responsible for oversight of KBW's substantial Corporate Finance practice, which includes mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and capital markets transactions.
In 1997, he became a Director of Keefe as well as head of the Investment Banking Department, and was elected its Vice Chairman and President in 2001. He is also a Director of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining KBW's Investment Banking department in 1985, Mr. Senchak taught Economics at Rutgers University and spent two and a half years in Brazil with the Peace Corps.
He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Lafayette College and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. Mr. Senchak is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center, the KBW Family Fund and the MacDowell Colony. In addition, he served on the Board of WeatherWise USA, Inc., a private company, from 1996 to 2011.