David (Dave) Skall joined Becker in 1950 when the Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis and Minneapolis-St.Paul stock exchanges combined to form the Midwest Stock Exchange, in Chicago. Dave had been President of the Cleveland Exchange and relocated to Chicago to become a lead specialist on the Midwest Exchange. His son, Malcom (Mac) later (1952) joined him as did Mary Cann, Jr., Jack Kipp, Jim Kipp and Jordan Bloom. Dave became a partner/director of the firm when he joined. He continued as a lead specialist on the Exchange until he retired in the mid-1960s before his death in 1965.
Chicago Tribune, January 18, 1965. David Skall, Ex-Stock Mart Chief, Dies. David Skall, a director and vice-president of the A.G. Becker & Co., Inc., investment bankers, died Saturday in Michael Reese hospital. Mr. Skall served as president of the Cleveland Stock Exchange and was a director of the Cook Cofffee Company.and Reserve Insurance Company. He received the Legion of Merit in World War II and retired as a colonel of the Air Force. Surviving him are his widow, Mildred; a son; two daughters; and seven grandchildren.