Andrew Senchak has been Chairman of KBW, Inc. since October 2011 and has served on the Board of Directors since KBW's formation in August 2005. Mr. Senchak has been with the firm for more than 25 years and, prior to becoming Chairman, served as Vice Chairman and President. In this role he was responsible for oversight of KBW's substantial Corporate Finance practice, which includes mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and capital markets transactions. In 1997, he became a Director of Keefe as well as head of the Investment Banking Department, and was elected its Vice Chairman and President in 2001.
Prior to joining KBW's Investment Banking department in 1985, Mr. Senchak taught Economics at Rutgers University and spent two and a half years in Brazil with the Peace Corps. He received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Lafayette College and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University. Mr. Senchak is a member of the Board of Trustees of the KBW Family Fund and President of the MacDowell Colony Board of Directors.
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods is a full-service, boutique investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector. KBW operates in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing institutional & private investors and financial services companies with research, equity and fixed income sales & trading, as well as capital raising and strategic advisory services.
Formerly headquartered at the World Trade Center, KBW lost a third of its staff on Sept. 11, 2001, including Chairman Joseph Berry. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, KBW established the KBW Family Fund for donations to assist the families of those KBW colleagues that died. Over $10 million was raised and each year, the firm donates one day’s trading commissions to the Fund.