Fred D. Price, Managing Principal, is a Founding Principal of Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Price is extensively involved in the firm's capital markets activities and provides senior oversight to the firm's client support services and other business affairs.
Mr. Price initially developed and managed the asset/liability, financial strategy and balance sheet management client support services for the firm. He was previously Director of Equity Research and was instrumental in expanding the firm's research coverage universe.
Prior to founding Sandler O'Neill, Mr. Price was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was responsible for product development and client support in the Financial Services Group. Mr. Price has also worked as an independent consultant specializing in asset/liability management for financial institutions and held senior management positions in the banking industry. He is a frequent guest on business television, speaking about financial industry issues.
Mr. Price attended California State University at Bakersfield and the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where is now a member of the Board of Leaders. Mr. Price is a member of the Leadership Board of The First Tee of Tampa Bay, which teaches young people life skills and leadership through golf. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J.