Tom Michaud has spent the last 25 years, his entire professional career, at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He was named President & CEO in October, 2011, having served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer since September, 2001. Tom remains Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.In 2004, Tom led KBW’s successful expansion into Europe, establishing a true international research, sales and trading franchise. He was also instrumental in KBW’s expansion into Asia in 2010.Prior to be appointed CEO, under Tom’s leadership, KBW became one of the top five traders and brokers of financial services stocks and has developed an industry leading research effort. KBW has also emerged as the leading manager for small, mid and large cap equity offerings in the financial services sector.Before being named Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer in 2001, Tom was Director of Sales and Executive Vice President. While leading this group, KBW’s equity commission business grew by more than 25% per year, far outpacing the industry average. He also helped oversee KBW’s transition from a bank-only boutique to a financial services specialist, adding insurance, brokerage, real estate and asset management practices.Mr. Michaud Tom earned a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Greenwich, Connecticut chapter of The American Red Cross and the Foreign Policy Association Board of Directors.
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