Financial Strategies



Ryan Smith

Managing Director

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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is a managing director at Piper Sandler & Co. as part of the financial strategies group. 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 Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. in 2019, Smith was head of financial institution analytics at Stifel Financial, Inc. working in a similar capacity advising financial institutions across the country. Smith started his career at Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods (a full service investment bank that was acquired by Stifel) on a team that advised dozens of completed M&A deals, IPOs, equity offerings, and other transactions.

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