Paul Reilly became chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial in May 2010, after joining the firm’s management team as president and CEO-designate in May 2009. He has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2005.
From July 2007 to April 2009, he was executive chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of talent management solutions with more than 90 offices in 39 countries throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Mr. Reilly began his tenure with the company as chairman and CEO in 2001. Prior to Korn/Ferry, he was CEO at KPMG International, a firm of more than 100,000 employees with annual revenues of $12 billion. Based in Amsterdam, he was responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of the firm's products, services and infrastructure on a global basis. Before being named CEO at KPMG, he ran the firm's financial services business and earlier had held senior management positions in its real estate consulting group.
Mr. Reilly holds his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame and earned the Certified Public Accountant designation. He serves on the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board and the school’s Business Advisory Council, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004-2005. He is a current member of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and a past member of the board for Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer in Clearwater, Florida, where he now serves as a trustee for the foundation.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Mr. Reilly is also active with the American Heart Association as the 2014 Tampa Bay Heart Walk chair, and is the executive compensation committee chair for United Way Suncoast.