Before founding Stieven Capital Advisors, Joe was a senior vice president and director of the Financial Institutions Research Group at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. where he formally established the company’s coverage of the bank and thrift industries when he joined Stifel in 1985. He is widely quoted by both regional and national publications. In addition, he has been recognized as the top analyst in the country for the Midwest region by the American Banker. He has worked on over 100 bank and thrift transactions over the past decade. Additionally, he has managed nine financial institution equity trusts, raising over $200 million and gaining national recognition. Prior to joining Stifel, Nicolaus, he was an analyst/examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he was responsible for designing and programming the cash flow analysis programs which were used by the Federal Reserve in reviewing merger/acquisition applications.

Joe Stieven, BSBA 1982, MBA 1985

Chief Executive Officer, Stieven Capital Advisors, LP