Stifel Financial Corp. announced the hiring of Ed Ribaudo as a Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance Capital Markets. In this new role, Mr. Ribaudo is responsible for leading the firms Leveraged Finance Capital Markets and Syndicate functions and is based in Stifels New York City office. Mr. Ribaudo joins Stifel from Houlihan Lokey, where he co-founded and built the firms syndicated leveraged finance platform, enabling it to provide underwritten commitments on broadly syndicated leveraged loans. Prior to Houlihan, he spent more than 10 years at GE Capital Markets, where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and syndicating sponsor-financed transactions in diversified industries, media & communications, healthcare, and energy for sale to the syndicated loan market. Earlier in his career, he was involved in loan sales and trading at Scotia Capital.