ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2021 – Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that its broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, has opened a new Private Client Group office in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Joining the new office is Paul Bridgers, who comes to Stifel from Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for $117 million in client assets.
Las Cruces is Stifel’s second office in New Mexico; the firm made its initial foray into the state last September, opening an office in Santa Fe with a team from UBS.
“I have been very impressed throughout the process of examining Stifel with their culture of serving the client by empowering the advisor,” said Mr. Bridgers. “This impression has been confirmed through conversations with other advisors who have joined Stifel before me. I am convinced that this move will strongly benefit my clients as well as my career.”
“I am proud to have Paul join the Stifel team,” said Bob Johnson, Managing Director, Southwest Region. “From the very beginning, all Paul was concerned with was how his clients would be served. Paul is a community leader in Las Cruces, and we are fortunate that he and Senior Registered Client Service Associate Tina Avelar have chosen Stifel and the entrepreneurial culture we provide.”