At Villere & Co., we offer the trust and confidentiality of a family organization. Our roots go back to 1911, when St. Denis J. Villere founded the firm. A member of the New Orleans Stock Exchange, the company was a sole proprietorship involved in public underwriting and brokerage of local stocks and bonds.

In 1926, Ernest C. Villere joined his father, becoming a partner in 1928. Following his father's death in 1938, Ernest began to engage increasingly in investment counseling. Ernest's older son St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere, II joined his father in the firm in 1960, and his younger son George became a member in 1968. Shortly before Ernest's death in 1986, George Villere Young joined his uncles, ushering in the fourth generation of family involvement. St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere, III joined the firm in 1999, and became a member in 2004. Lamar G. Villere joined the firm in 2013.

St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere II

St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere, II
Senior Partner


Sandy Villere, II attended Tulane and Vanderbilt Universities and trained as a securities analyst with Spencer Trask & Co. in New York. He is a member of the CFA Institute and is a past president of the Financial Analysts of New Orleans organization.

George V. Young

George V. Young


George Young is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He trained at Morgan Keegan & Co., and is a member of the CFA Institute. He is also a past president of the Financial Analysts of New Orleans.

St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere III

St. Denis J. (Sandy) Villere, III


Sandy Villere, III received a business degree from Southern Methodist University in 1997. He was an institutional research analyst and equity salesman with Gerard Klauer Mattison, a Wall Street institutional equity research firm, for two years before coming to Villere & Co. He is a member of the CFA Institute.

Lamar G. Villere

Lamar G. Villere, CFA


Lamar Villere is a graduate of Washington & Lee and Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. Before joining Villere & Company, he oversaw billions of dollars in global private equities, hedge funds, and public equities for the states of Tennessee and Illinois. He is a member of the CFA Institute.


Investment Counsel since 1911

As investment advisors, we, the Villere team — two brothers, two sons and a cousin — look forward to helping new generations. We continue the tradition of stability, innovation, research and teamwork begun by our ancestor a century ago.

We are committed to our community and serve through participation on local boards and not-for-profit organizations. See where >