Stefan was named Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, for Watco Companies, LLC, in July of 2018.
As CCO, Stefan focuses on building and growing strong Customer relationships and leading the development of new commercial opportunities for Watco. Stefan's emphasis on relationships has played a key role in the acquisitions of the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, Ann Arbor Railroad, Blue Ridge Southern Railroad, and the Birmingham Terminal Railway, which were the largest railroad purchases in Watco history.
Prior to joining Watco, Stefan spent nine years in the banking industry, working mostly with a portfolio centered around serving Customers in the short line and regional railroad industry as well as the rail supply industry.
Stefan attended Indiana University - Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance) from the Kelley School of Business.