Ben A. Plotkin

BEN A. PLOTKIN is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ryan
Beck & Co. Mr. Plotkin joined Ryan Beck as an investment banker
in 1987. Since joining Ryan Beck, he has been responsible for
managing numerous offerings of equity and debt securities for
financial institutions. Mr. Plotkin serves as a Financial Advisor
to many financial institutions regarding mergers and
acquisitions. Mr. Plotkin specializes in assisting mutuals with
corporate strategy. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Plotkin has
taken the firm private. In addition, he has diversified and grown
the firm’s revenues. Currently, Ryan Beck has over 1300 employees
and annual revenues of approximately $220 million. For over 55
years, Ryan Beck has focused on retail securities brokerage,
trading, municipal finance and investment banking services for
financial institutions. Recently it has expanded to provide
investment banking services to middle market companies in the
technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. Prior to joining
Ryan Beck, Mr. Plotkin was a Senior Executive and Board member of
a thrift holding company. As an attorney, he was formerly
associated with a Washington, DC law firm. In his practice, he
specialized in financial institution matters including public
offerings and acquisitions. Mr. Plotkin has a BSBA degree from
the University of Florida; a JD degree from Georgetown University
Law Center. His Licenses & Professional Designations: NASD Series
7, 24 & 63 Licenses. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and
District of Columbia Bar Association.

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Ben Plotkin - Ryan Beck & Co (bbx)
February 24, 2003