Dennis Zank

Chief Operating Officer, Raymond James Financial
Chief Executive Officer, Raymond James & Associates

Dennis Zank serves as chief operating officer of Raymond James Financial, Inc. as well as Chief Executive Officer of Raymond James & Associates (RJA). In his current role, he oversees our domestic Private Client Group businesses as well as many of the firm’s corporate administrative and support departments.

Dennis was appointed president of RJA in 2002 and prior to that role served as executive vice president of operations and administration. In that role, he directed securities and customer operations, client services, information technology, office services, human resources, financial and regulatory reporting, and international operations.

Dennis joined Raymond James’ Accounting Department in 1978, becoming the controller in 1982. He was appointed treasurer in 1985 and was promoted to senior vice president in 1986 and executive vice president in 1992.

From 2000 to 2006, Dennis served on the board of directors of the Options Clearing Corporation. He also served a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Securities Clearing Corporation from 1994 to 1997.

A 1976 graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he earned his MBA from the University of Tampa in 1982.

Originally from Michigan, Dennis currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida. He enjoys boating, fishing, racquetball and golf.