Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 7, 2013

RAYMOND JAMES NAMES VIN CAMPAGNOLI
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Vin Campagnoli has been named chief information officer at Raymond James Financial (RJF-NYSE), according to CEO Paul Reilly.

“With more than 25 years in the financial services industry focusing on increasing business productivity and efficiency through technology, Vin is uniquely qualified to further align Raymond James’ information technology with our businesses,” stated Reilly. “Honing our organizational structure to ensure we continue to deliver integrated, industry-leading tools that help our advisors serve their clients and grow their practices is a top priority and Vin’s appointment will help ensure we deliver on that promise.”

Prior to joining Raymond James in 2011 as senior vice president and head of Private Client Group Technology Strategy and Development, Campagnoli was a senior technology leader for UBS Wealth Management Americas where he specialized in advisor and client technology. Prior to his time at UBS, he held senior-level technology positions at both Morgan Stanley and Prudential/Wachovia Securities.

Campagnoli will report to Bella Allaire, executive vice president of Technology and Operations.

“Vin’s appointment reflects the firm’s dedication to significant investment as we strive to become the industry leader in technology,” said Allaire. “Our accomplishments in 2012 under Vin’s leadership were numerous, including launching Advisor Access, an innovative high-performing platform and central point of interaction with Raymond James technology for advisors.

“Our plans for 2013 are no less ambitious or exciting and I look forward to drawing upon Vin’s varied and deep industry experience.”

Tim Eitel the former CIO will continue to provide technology leadership in an advisory role.

“We are very grateful for Tim’s leadership, rich history and almost 30 years of contributions to Raymond James and our technology,” added Reilly. “He led his team from IT’s infancy to where it has now become a driving force in all our activities, providing flexible and reliable technology solutions and services that supported our businesses in a highly productive, cost-effective manner. We look forward to his continuing influence and support.”

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About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/dealers, Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd., have more than 6,200 financial advisors serving more than 2.4 million accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $403 billion. 

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