At Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Doug is chief operating officer where he oversees the alignment and prioritization of company initiatives, leads Capital Markets initiatives for the firm which includes investment banking, new issue syndicate and trading as well as Corporate Communications. He is a member of the company’s management team and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, is a board member and shareholder.
Doug sourced, led and participated in transactions totaling more than $50 billion over his 30 years of experience in investment banking. Before joining Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2012, Doug served as the managing director and Real Estate Investment Banking Group head at Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. Doug led one of the real estate industry’s longest serving investment banking groups, which included more than 75 legacy REIT client relationships developed over his 18 years in the REIT industry.
Previously, he worked in investment banking for over 25 years at A.G. Edwards managing a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, exclusive sales and entity level and joint venture private placements. Doug executed public and private senior, subordinated and convertible debt, convertible and preferred equity, and common stock transactions for investment grade and non-investment grade companies, as well as IPOs and 144A offerings. He developed custom and comprehensive marketing programs targeted to potential and existing domestic and international retail and institutional investors.
As the managing director and Real Estate Investment Banking Group head at A.G. Edwards, Doug’s management responsibilities included the Strategy Committee, Debt Capital Markets Committee and Equity Capital Markets Committee.
Doug currently serves as an independent director on the board of a publicly traded REIT.
Doug received his M.B.A. at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University and his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Economics from Lake Forest College. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63 and 79 securities licenses.
Doug is known by many friends and colleagues as “Ruby”, which he enjoys.
Ruby and his wife Stacy, his one and only girlfriend, met when he was 17 and she was 14. If Ruby was asked what celebrities would draw similarities… Stacy reminds him of Mary Tyler Moore and his mom thought he looks a bit like Dustin Hoffman. They have 2 awesome sons, David and Michael, born back in 1994 and 1996, respectively.
Like so many, family is everything to the Rubensteins. They are avid skiers and travelers. A weekend alone together, anywhere, is priceless.
Ruby enjoys family, friends, fun, food, fine wine and fitness. Fitness is called upon often since one of his mottos is “life can be serious, but food, wine and travelling is fun”.
Ruby grew up in the world of A.G. Edwards with one of his mentors, Norman Handel, a grand man and father figure.”