Stratford Shields serves as the Managing Director at Loop Capital Markets. Loop Capital is an investment firm that provides financial services. As its name implies, Loop Capital offers capital solutions to governments, businesses, and institutes as part of the financial services the firm offers. Founded in 1997, Loop Capital is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
As mentioned, Stratford Shields is the Managing Director at Loop Capital. Today, we take a closer look at the Managing Director in a recent article dated April 26th of 2019. The article begins to account his extensive experience in the finance sector. Prior to beginning his career, Stratford Shields was a graduate of Ohio State University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History while studying there. Later, he earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance at Columbia Business School in 1995.
Accumulatively, the article states that he has over “20 years” of leadership experience in the finance industry. He has served as “Chairman of the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIMFA) Municipal Division, Vice Chairman, and Treasurer.” Adding to his experience, Stratford Shields was also “Head of Public Finance at two Wall Street firms”.
The article then moves forward and begins to interview Mr. Shields. In it, it talks about the origins of the company, his typical day, and various other topics. Mr. Shields talks about his typical day, in that, he is constantly strategizing and thinking of creative solutions for his clients. He also expresses his “excitement for privatizing universities and major healthcare systems.
The interview moves on and also asks Mr. Shield what he would recommend to everyone. Mr. Shields replies, “get up when you are knocked down …” and to “… not slow your momentum.” In addition, he also recommends reading the book titled, “Liar’s Poker”.
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