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Stifel Financial appoints new COO, CFO

Stifel Financial Corp. on Wednesday announced the appointment of new leadership that the company says better aligns with its current growth strategies.

The St. Louis-based financial services holding company appointed David Sliney as its chief operating officer and Jim Marischen as its chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Sliney, who has served as the company’s senior vice president of strategic planning since 2003, will oversee operations, technology and platform development as COO, according to a press release.

Marischen will replace James Zemlyak as CFO. Zemlyak, who has been CFO since 1999, will remain co-president of the company, along with Victor Nesi, and will continue leading the firm’s global wealth management business.

Marischen, who has worked with as chief accounting officer and chief risk officer since 2015, will have authority over accounting matters in his new role.

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