Two-Advisor practice is based in Colts Neck, NJ

Stifel Independent Advisors Welcomes Client First Financial



ST. LOUIS, June 13, 2023 – Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that Client First Financial, a wealth management team based in Colts Neck, New Jersey, has joined the firm’s independent contractor broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel Independent Advisors, LLC.

Client First Financial consists of 36-year investment industry veteran John Lupi, Managing Director/Investments; Regina Singer, Financial Advisor; and Theresa Bauman, Operations Manager.  The team was previously affiliated with Ameriprise Financial, where they were responsible for $136 million in client assets.

“My team and I at Client First Financial are extremely excited to establish the first branch location for Stifel Independent Advisors in New Jersey, here in Colts Neck,” said Mr. Lupi.  “The team at Stifel Independent Advisors and Client First Financial share the same focus on putting clients first, meeting and exceeding clients’ needs, and providing superior service.  Our clients will now have access to the resources of one of the nation’s premier full-service wealth management and investment banking firms.  I look forward to sharing Stifel wealth management, investment banking, research, and investment advisory services with advisors throughout the community as we work to add talented, client-focused individuals to our team.”

“We are excited to partner with John and Client First Financial,” said Ted Desautels, Director, Regional Recruiting.  “They have such an experienced and successful practice that will continue to grow, and we are delighted to work with them to continue that success with their bespoke business model.” 

Client First Financial is the second team to join Stifel Independent Advisors in the last month, following BT Legacy Wealth Management in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Stifel Company Information

Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) is a financial services holding company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, that conducts its banking, securities, and financial services business through several wholly owned subsidiaries. Stifel’s broker-dealer clients are served in the United States through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, including its Eaton Partners business division; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.; Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC; and Stifel Independent Advisors, LLC; and in the United Kingdom and Europe through Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited.  The Company’s broker-dealer affiliates provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.  Stifel Bank and Stifel Bank & Trust offer a full range of consumer and commercial lending solutions.  Stifel Trust Company, N.A. and Stifel Trust Company Delaware, N.A. offer trust and related services.  To learn more about Stifel, please visit the Company’s website at


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