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. 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. Bair is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raisings, mutual conversions, and other investment banking services for the insurance industry. Prior to attending business school, he was a founding member of KBW's insurance investment banking practice and worked in the financial services group of Alex, Brown & Sons where he covered insurance companies, depositories, and REITs.
Mr. Bair received a BA in Political Economy from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Beebe joined KBW in 2003 and leads the firm's Insurance and Asset Management Investment Banking practice in the U.S. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for insurance companies, asset managers, 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 for banks/thrifts, financial technology and payments companies as well as non-bank financials. Mr. Berry has been with KBW for over 20 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 serves on the Board of Directors for the Historic Hudson Valley and Lyndhurst Castle, part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mr. Hackshall is based in London and joined KBW in 2017. Prior to that, he has spent 15 years at Deloitte London as a senior partner leading the FIG Corporate Finance team. For the past 20 years he has acted as lead adviser on a wide range of M&A transactions for corporate clients, privately owned businesses, and financial sponsors. He is responsible for originating and leading transactions across a wide range of sectors including retail & commercial insurance, insurance distribution, reinsurers, banks, specialist lending, asset management, Insurtech, and FinTech. Mr. Hackshall graduated from University of Sydney with a B.A in Economics.
Mr. Mann has served as Head of KBW's European Investment Banking group since 2016 and is based in the firm's London office. He is responsible for all European investment banking activities, spanning strategic advice, M&A, and equity and debt financing. Mr. Mann joined the Stifel group in 2014 as Head of European Investment Banking. Prior to that, he was Head of Securities at Collins Stewart and then Canaccord Genuity. He holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.
Mr. Meyers is a Managing Director based in Atlanta and leads KBW's new Financial Services Group, which serves clients in the specialty finance, mortgage finance, securities, alternative asset management, and financial technology sectors.
Mr. Meyers brings more than 17 years of relevant experience serving both strategic and private equity investors in the financial services sector. He comes to KBW from Raymond James where he was a Managing Director in the Financial Services Investment Banking Group. Previously, he served as Head of the Financial Services & Transaction Processing Investment Banking Group at Morgan Keegan & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the business advisory and assurance practice at Deloitte & Touche (CPA, inactive).
Mr. Meyers has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BSBA from Washington University in Saint Louis.
Mr. Plotkin joined Ryan Beck & Co., a predecessor to Stifel Nicolaus, as an investment banker in 1987. With 40 years of experience in advising Financial Institutions, he frequently is called upon to provide strategic advice to financial institutions. Mr. Plotkin served as Chairman and CEO of Ryan Beck for over 10 years. At the end of 2006, Ryan Beck had over 1000 employees and annual revenues of approximately $250 million.
In early 2007, Mr. Plotkin announced the merger of two strong regional broker-dealers, Ryan Beck and Stifel Nicolaus, resulting in one of the largest national broker-dealers and advisory firms. Mr. Plotkin serves as Vice-Chairman of Stifel Financial Corporation (Symbol: SF), the NYSE listed parent of Stifel Nicolaus. He also serves as Executive Vice President and a senior investment banker at KBW, a subsidiary of Stifel Financial. Mr. Plotkin also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Stifel Bancorp and Stifel Bank, a $17 billion branchless bank.
Prior to joining Ryan Beck, Mr. Plotkin was a senior executive and board member of a thrift holding company. As an attorney, he was formerly associated with a Washington, D.C. law firm. In his practice, he specialized in financial institution related matters including public offerings and acquisitions.
Mr. Plotkin received his Undergraduate Degree in Economics from the University of Florida. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and was admitted to legal practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. Mr. Plotkin is a member of both the CEO and YPO Gold organizations.