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|