J. Stuart Francis
USGA Executive Committee
Francis is a senior managing director for Evercore, where he leads the firm’s Silicon Valley technology practice. Prior to joining Evercore in 2014, he served as vice chairman of investment banking and chairman of the global technology group for Barclays. Previous roles include vice chairman of Lehman Brothers, the last of many positions he held with the organization since 1991.
During his 40-year career, he has been an advisor to many of the most visible Silicon Valley companies, including Cisco Systems, Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, Tesla, Workday and Yahoo.
Francis is an accomplished amateur golfer, having played in three U.S. Amateur Championships and two NCAA Championships and having won more than 15 club championships. Francis earned a B.A. from Princeton University, where he was co-captain of the varsity golf team, and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
In 2017, Francis will chair the Championship Committee and will also serve on the Finance and Investment Committees.