Thomas W. Weisel is a Senior Managing Director and Director of Stifel Financial Corp. Previously Mr. Weisel was Chairman and CEO of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc., a firm he founded in 1999, and former chairman of Montgomery Securities a firm he founded in 1971, which was bought by NationsBank in 1997, currently named Bank of America. Thom has been on the U.S. Ski Team Foundation Board since 1977, and was the Chairman from 1983 through 1994. Thom is also the founder and largest investor in the Discovery Channel (previously US Postal) pro cycling team, formerly led by Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France, which he established 18 years ago. Thom serves on the Boards of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is also a member of the Stanford Endowment Management Board and the Chairman of USA Cycling Development Foundation Board. Thom graduated from Stanford University with distinction and honors in Economics and obtained his MBA from Harvard.