The late Stanley Ekstrom’s success as president of Cardinal was much more than his extraordinary financial acumen.
An authentic love for people inspired Stan to nurture his employees as though they were family. In turn, the “family” at Cardinal responded to his altruistic kindness with trust, loyalty and productivity. That same, deep belief in investment in humanity colored everything he did.
Stan has been described as brilliant, insightful and ethical. He also was known to be charismatic, mercurial and delightfully eccentric. Active and intensely interested in the world, he pursued everything from coins and vintage cars to boating and guitar. But most of all, Stan’s busy and inquisitive mind remained focused on aiding the unprotected.