Stifel Independent Advisors

Expands Recruiting Team with Three New Hires

ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2022 – Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that its Stifel Independent Advisors broker-dealer subsidiary has bolstered its recruiting team with the hiring of Ted Desautels, Matthew Hill, and Chad Hawblitzel.  The three professionals will be responsible for recruiting experienced financial advisors to Stifel Independent Advisors. 

Mr. Desautels joins the firm as Director of Regional Recruiting, responsible for the eastern U.S.  He comes to Stifel from Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network (FiNet), where he spent more than 12 years as Director of Products & Services and Associate Regional Director.  He will be supported by Mr. Hill as Associate Regional Recruiter. 

Mr. Hawblitzel also holds the title of Associate Regional Recruiter.  He will support Rob Welch, Director of Regional Recruiting, who handles the western U.S. 

“We are truly excited to welcome Ted, Matt, and Chad to the Stifel Independent Advisors family,” said Alex David, President and CEO of Stifel Independent Advisors.  “As more advisors choose to access our robust wealth management and investment banking platform, we want to be certain that they consult with the most experienced set of recruiters in the independent space.  I am thrilled to work alongside them.”


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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