Stephen Philipson is senior executive vice president and head of Global Markets and Specialized Finance (GMSF). He also serves as a member of the Managing Committee, the senior-most leadership group at U.S. Bank.
GMSF comprises a broad range of businesses that serve the capital markets and specialized financing needs of corporate and institutional clients. Teams include
U.S. Bancorp Asset Management; Global Corporate Trust and Custody; Global Capital Markets (Commodities, Credit Fixed Income, Derivatives Products, ESG, Foreign Exchange, Loan Capital Markets, Municipal Products and Structured Credit); and Specialized Finance (Asset Based Finance, Equipment Finance and Sponsor Finance). The division makes up an important part of Wealth, Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (WCIB), one of the three main business lines at U.S. Bank.
Stephen brings more than 22 years of financial services experience to his role. In 2001, he started his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in Global Capital Markets and then Fixed Income Trading. In 2005, he joined Wachovia, where he became a director of the Financial Institutions Syndicate at Wachovia/Wells Fargo Securities before joining U.S. Bank in 2009.
Before taking on his current role, he served as head of Commercial Products (now Global Capital Markets) for Corporate and Commercial Banking at U.S. Bank.
Currently, Stephen serves on the board of governors (chair) of Isidore Newman School, board of directors (immediate past chair) of the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community, and board of directors of the Opera Carolina Endowment.
Stephen holds a B.A. with a double major in Economics and East Asian Studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Washington and Lee University.