Finance & Insurance

PAUL REILLY

CEO & CHAIRMAN, RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL, ST. PETERSBURG

Reilly was a pre-med major at Notre Dame, intending to follow in his father’s footsteps but realized as he got close to graduation that he didn’t really want to be a doctor. He went on to earn an MBA at the school and become a CPA. The junctures in his career, he says, have come at challenging economic times. He sold his consulting firm to KPMG on Black Monday in October 1987. He joined Korn/Ferry on June 30, 2001, the year the tech bubble burst, and joined Raymond James in March 2009, the low point of the stock market during the worst recession since the Great Depression. He also took over the CEO’s position at Raymond James from Tom James in 2010 “during a turbulent election season/regulatory environment.”

He describes Raymond James as “a financial advice firm.” The company has approximately 14,200 employees and 4,710 affiliated independent contractor financial advisers.

EDUCATION University of Notre Dame (BA, MBA)
SOMETHING SURPRISING By way of my daughters’ influence, I am a frequent user of emojis in texts and have a personal bitmoji.
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION The American Heart Association. Since 2010, Raymond James and our associates have raised more than $2 million. I have served as chair of the Heart Walk twice, and this upcoming Heart Ball will be my second time serving as chair.
FAVORITE PART OF LEADERSHIP Helping others succeed and nurturing their leadership styles

Fabiola Brumley

Bank of America

Trevor Burgess

Neptune Flood

Kevin Burgoyne

Florida Venture Forum

Locke Burt

Security First Insurance

Timothy Cartwright

Fifth Avenue Family Office

David Chitester

Seedfunders

Scott M. Coble

Wells Fargo

John Corbett

Centerstate Bank

KERRY DUSTIN

FALLS RIVER GROUP

Mike Fernandez

MBF Healthcare Partners

Ray Ferrara

ProVise Management Group

John Forney

UPC Insurance

John Fumagalli

Northern Trust

Pat Geraghty

Guidewell and Florida Blue

Barry Gilway

Citizens Property Insurance

Jorge J. Gonzalez

City National Bank

Drew Graham

Ballast Point Ventures

Keith Hoskins

Navy FCU

Dennis S. Hudson III

Seacoast Banking

KEVIN JOHNSON

SUNCOAST CREDIT UNION

Guy King III

M.E. Wilson

Rodger Krouse

Sun Capital Partners

Marc Leder

Sun Capital Partners

INEZ LONG

BLACK BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUND FLORIDA

Ian Mackechnie

Amscot Financial

Harold Mills

VMD Ventures

Michael Myhre

Florida SBDC Network

Gary Norcross

Fidelity National Information Services

Brian Philpot

AgAmerica Lending

Joy Randels

New Market Partners

Paul Reilly

Raymond James Financial

Garrett Richter

First Florida Integrity Bank

Robert Ritchie

American Integrity Insurance

Gene Schaefer

Bank of America

Bruce Sherman

Miami Marlins

Rajinder Singh

BankUnited

THOMAS SITTEMA

CONVERSUS

BILL SMITH

CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP

James Tate

Tate Capital

Gary Tice

First Florida Integrity Bank

Mario Trueba

First Horizon

Jeff Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tom Wallace

Florida Funders

Will Weatherford

Weatherford Capital

Bill West

Bank of Tampa