Monday, November 7, 2016

Ashley Madison customers revealed: James Dixon, with lengthy career at Sterne Agee and a $1-million home in Mountain Brook, appears at cheaters' site

James Dixon
A managing director at one of the nation's oldest and largest privately owned financial-services companies is among paying customers at the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs Web site, records show.

James Dixon has been at Sterne Agee for 22 years. Stifel Financial Services acquired Sterne Agee in June 2015, and Dixon became managing director, Southeast Region, for Stifel. His title might soon change because Stifel is set to sell Sterne Agee to INTL FCStone Inc., a financial services company with roots in commodities. The sale affects about 600 independent reps and advisers.

Sterne Agee is going through turbulent times, but it has a storied history. From the firm's LinkedIn page:

Founded in 1901, Sterne Agee is one of the oldest and largest privately owned financial services firms in the nation. Through a team of over 2,000 financial professionals, Sterne Agee offers comprehensive wealth management and investment services to a diverse client base including corporations, municipalities and individual investors. The Firm maintains custody of nearly $26 billion in client assets and has offices nationwide, as well as an office in London.

Dixon has a significant stake in that history, and images from his Facebook page indicate the affiliation with Sterne Agee has helped him secure an enviable lifestyle. Rita Dixon, James' wife, has a Facebook page that also features images suggesting an upper-class lifestyle.

Rita Dixon (right) and friends

They have two sons, and the family lives at 11 Clarendon Road in Mountain Brook, one of the Birmingham area's most desirable locations. Property records show the house is valued at more than $962,000, but our guess is that the actual sales price would be well north of $1 million.

With all of that going for him, why would James Dixon fool around on Ashley Madison? We don't know because he has not responded to our requests for comment.


(1) Edgar C. Gentle III -- attorney at Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison, Birmingham, AL (3/8/16)

(2) Stewart Springer -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL. (3/9/16)

(3) Richard W. "Dick" Bell -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL (3/14/16)

(4) Robert M.N. Palmer -- attorney and bar association president in Springfield, MO (3/15/16)

(5) Thomas Plouff -- attorney, who is licensed in Alabama and has a practice in Chicago (3/17/16)

(9) Randy Bates -- executive VP and member of board of directors, Golden Flake (10/5/16)

(10) Reid Carpenter -- attorney, Lightfoot Franklin White, Birmingham (10/6/16)

(11) Scott Sink -- exec. VP, McGriff Seibels Williams, Birmingham (10/11/16)

(12) Russell Byrne -- VP for information systems, Bromberg's, Birmingham (10/17/16)

(13) Rob Waudby -- district manager, Skyline Steel, Birmingham (10/24/16)

(14) Paul Wells -- VP, Protective Life, Birmingham (10/25/16)

(15) Brian Shulman -- CEO, LTS Education Systems, Birmingham (10/26/16)

(16) Peyton Lacy -- attorney, Ogletree Deakins, Birmingham (11/1/16)


EW said...

Speaking purely from my own personal experience, yes, Roger is a douchebag, but for every creeptastic post I see from him, there are dozens that are not. They may be short and small talky, but they aren't vulgar, and there are LOTS of men on here who are genuinely good people.

They just don't get seen or talked about because they aren't as loud as the jerks, plus complaining is so much more fun, right?

Anonymous said...

Wasn't somebody from Sterne Agee involved in the Mike Hubbard case?

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, I believe that was the former CEO, Thomas Holbrooke

Anonymous said...

I've been to a number of social engagements on Clarendon Rd. Pretty nice digs in that neighborhood.