8000 Maryland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
Chief Operating Officer
Linda Matkowski, COO of Stern Brothers, is a 33 year veteran of the financial services industry. Most recently, Linda held senior level positions with City Securities and Raymond James & Associates. As Executive Vice President at City Securities, she was responsible for the Fixed Income area of City Securities Corporation, including public finance, underwriting, institutional sales, retail and institutional trading (tax-exempt and taxable products), and municipal and corporate debt private placements. Linda served as Managing Director/Manager of the midwest region at Raymond James.
Linda worked extensively with the Illinois State Board of Education on the development of policies and administrative regulations governing Illinois School Finance from 1999 to 2012 and has written articles for association journals on governmental finance including debt issuance, referendum activities, long range financial activities and cash management and cash flow activities. She is presently a member of the Leadership Council of Southwest Illinois.
Linda has been involved with a number of securities industry organizations including serving as a past chair of SIFMA’s Municipal Executive Committee and as an Executive Board Member of the Bond Dealers Association (BDA). She is also a member of the National Association of Security Professionals (NASP), Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Council for Development Finance Authorities (CDFA).
She has been an active member of various professional women’s organizations including, serving as the Past Chair of Pass The Torch For Women Foundation, which supports a national women’s mentoring program, and Women In Insurance and Financial Services. Linda is currently on the Executive Advisory Board of CharacterPlus, a nonprofit organization committed to building strong school communities. She is also on the National Council of Alpha Xi Delta fraternity.
Linda is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 50, 52, 53, and 63 licenses.