Client service is a high priority at Wellington Shields, Ralph utilizes his vast operational experience to make sure that things run smoothly behind the scenes for the best overall client experience.
Ralph has been associated with Wellington Shields or its predecessor firms for 51 years as of June 2018. Ralph was all set to be a pharmacist, studying at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy when a family financial crisis compelled Ralph to seek employment on Wall Street and he made a career change. Ralph began his career in the operations area of Empire Trust which became The Bank of New York. Two years later he joined H.G. Wellington & Company as an Order Clerk. He remained with Wellington when they merged with McMullen & Hard in 1978, Stillman, Maynard & Co. in 1986 and Shields & Company in 2009. During most of that time most back office functions were manual and Ralph was the Head of P&S, Margins and Dividends. He also handled all the cage-related issues including receiving and delivering and transfers.
Ralph enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors. He has a very close family and spends most of his free time with his wife and grandchildren.