Stratford Shields is a man of many hats with experience in both political and business circles. He held the position of President of the State Controlling Board and Deputy Director of the Ohio Office of Management and budget. After his political career, Stratford Shields moved to new positions as the Head of Public Finance at two major Wall Street firms. With his efforts at Morgan Stanley, he improved on the firms negotiating to rank from #10 to #4. He is a Managing Director in the Public Finance Investment Banking group at Loop Capital Markets firm in Chicago. This firm covers major clients in both the Northeast and Midwest.
As a student, Stratford went to both Ohio State University and Columbia University where he earned a B.A. in History, an MA in Political Science and an MBA in Finance.
With a high career marking his success, Stratford has eluded to why he has made it so far in his career and business in an interview. He forms a unique plan for each of his clients to fit their needs and to continue communicating ideas he has with them. Communication between him and is clients is crucial in order to flesh out the pros and cons of whatever idea crosses their path.
Stratford’s gives his perspective and habits, which helped him to grow. Aside from staying away from the most negative minded people who will only scoff at an opportunity, focus on the details. Look at what is needed to provide the best plans for your client. For him, perseverance is the best strategy for a growing business, no matter how many times you get knocked down.
With a record of handling over $30 billion in investment from a variety of clients, the strategies and advice he has given are words to follow.