CNBC contributor Joe Battipaglia, who died April 14, 2011, was the chief investment strategist for Stifel Nicolaus. He also was the CIO of Washington Crossing Advisors which is a Stifel Nicolaus investment advisory program.
Battipaglia was the former chairman of investment policy at Ryan, Beck & Co., where he conducted strategic market and economic analysis in support of the firm's retail network and institutional presence. Prior to joining Ryan, Beck & Co. in 2002, Battipaglia served over an 18-year period in a number of executive positions at Gruntal & Co. Before joining Gruntal in 1984, he was a financial analyst for the Exxon Corporation and worked as a securities analyst at Elkins & Co.
Battipaglia was featured frequently in the national television. Additionally, he spoke regularly with reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications where his market views were often quoted. Battipaglia also served as a trustee of the Securities Industry Institute, which is the Security Industry Association's premier leadership and management education program.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in economics from Boston College and earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.