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Stephen M. Daste

Principal/Managing Director

Stephen Daste is a Principal and Managing Director of FFC Capital Markets and oversees the firm’s Sales and Marketing efforts. He started with FFC in 2006 and has 20+ years of experience in the Securities and Banking industry.

Stephen began his career in 1992 as a Financial Consultant with Prudential Securities Private Client Group in San Francisco. In 1996 he returned to New Orleans and began work at Dorsey & Company Investment Securities where he managed Bank and Insurance Company relationships. In 2001 Stephen joined Liberty Bank and Trust as the head of Institutional Sales and was also responsible for the day to day decision making on the Bank’s fixed income portfolio. In his five years at Liberty, Stephen was credited with raising over $120mm in core Public Fund deposits helping Liberty Bank become one of the five largest African-American owned banks in the country.

Stephen is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative and a General Securities Principal. He is a graduate of Southern University in New Orleans with a B.A. in Economics.

Throughout his professional career Stephen has served on numerous public benefit, non-profit, and charitable organization boards including; Chairman, Finance Authority of New Orleans, and currently as the MBEIC Chair for the Southern Region Minority Development Council. Stephen has also served on the boards of the New Orleans Regional Business Park, The Institute of Mental Hygiene, and the Upper Pontalba Restoration Corporation. He is a member of the Investment Management Consultant’s Association (IMCA), The Bunch Club of New Orleans, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Stephen now resides in Opelousas, Louisiana with his wife Carla and two sons Brandon and Bradley.

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