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Ryan Smith

Managing Director
Financial Strategies Group

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is a managing director at Piper Sandler in the financial services group. In this role, he advises financial institutions on capital management, budgeting, fixed income and investments, debt capital markets, regulation and accounting, derivatives and asset/liability management. Smith also works closely with the firm’s investment banking group to identify and develop strategic opportunities related to mergers and acquisitions, capital issuance or other transactions.

Prior to joining Piper Sandler in 2019, he was the head of financial institution analytics, and formerly head of bank strategies at Stifel Financial, where he worked in a similar capacity and advised financial institutions across the country. Smith started his career at Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods (a full service investment bank that was acquired by Stifel), where he worked on a team that advised on dozens of completed M&A deals, IPOs, equity offerings and other transactions.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Amherst College. He serves as a board member for the non-profit Rooftop Films, Inc. and is the investment advisor for the non-profit, Educate!