About Us

Robert Sperber  Managing Director/Investments  

Robert Sperber
Managing Director/Investments

Robert began his investment industry career in 1992 at Shearson Lehman Brothers, after serving as a Public Accountant at Weiser LLC.  Prior to Stifel's acquisition of Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, Americas, in 2015, where he served as Managing Director, he worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and UBS Financial Services. 

Robert has been recognized as one of Florida's Best-in-State Wealth Advisors for 2020, 2021, and 2022 by Forbes1 and has been member of Stifel's Chairman's Council2 since 2016. 

Robert earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Miami and holds Series 7, 31, 63, and 65 securities licenses.  He serves as a member of the University of Miami president's council and treasurer at Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club.  He lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Debbie, and two sons, Noah and Gavin, and enjoys fishing and golf. 

Forbes’ rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and are selected from a pool of nominations as outlined in the methodology. Neither SHOOK Research nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Investment performance is not a criterion for selection. Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes, Inc. All rights reserved. For more information on the selection methodology, see www.stifel.info/award-disclosures.

For 2021, the Chairman's Council consists of 378 of Stifel's top-producing financial advisors who qualified from among   approximately 2,300 financial advisors nationwide.

   
James Hafele, CFP® Director/Investments  

James Hafele, CFP®
Director/Investments

James began his investment industry career in 2004 and joined Stifel in 2015 upon its acquisition of Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, Americas.  Prior to Barclays, he served as a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services, where he first worked with Robert.  He then joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, before becoming a Vice President at Barclays.  

James has been featured on the America's Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list in 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as one of New York's Best-in-State Wealth Advisors in 2021 and 2022 by Forbes. 

James earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Buffalo (SUNY) and holds Series 7, 31, and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses (including annuities).  In addition, James draws on the knowledge gained from attaining the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification to help his clients navigate the wealth planning process, listening to their goals and tailoring a detailed plan that aligns with their financial goals and lifestyle. 

James lives in Dallas and enjoys playing golf in his free time.

Forbes' rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and are selected from a pool of nominations as outlined in the methodology.  Neither SHOOK Research nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor's future performance.  Investment performance is not a criterion for selection.  Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes, Inc.  All rights reserved.  For more information on the selection methodology, see www.stifel.info/award-disclosures.

   
   

Ryan Masters
Assistant Vice President/Client Service 

Ryan began his financial services career in 2009 with Robert and James at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.  Prior to joining Stifel in 2015, he worked as an Assistant Vice President at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, Americas. 

Ryan earned a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College, where he was a member of the school's baseball team. He lives in Davie, Florida, with his wife, Ashley, and daughters, Adalyn and Emilia.

   
   

Eduardo Delgado
Client Service Associate 

Eduardo joined the SDH Wealth Management Team at Stifel in 2020 as a Client Service Associate.  Prior to Stifel, he worked as a Junior Financial Analyst at Newlink Group.

Eduardo earned a B.S.B.A. in Finance from Nova Southeastern University. He lives in Miami Lakes, Florida, and enjoys watching and playing baseball in his free time.