January 8, 2018

Raymond James Launches Tampa Bay Complex, Names Manager to Lead Strategic Growth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James announced the creation of Raymond James & Associates’ (RJA) Tampa Bay Complex and the appointment of Doug Brigman as complex manager. Brigman will be responsible for overseeing and growing branches, which include approximately 100 financial advisors across St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater.

“Raymond James has always enjoyed a strong presence locally, particularly given the proximity and access to the firm’s international headquarters,” said Patrick O’Connor, Florida regional director for RJA – the firm’s traditional employee broker/dealer. “With access to firm leaders and experts, robust resources and extensive advisor support, Raymond James continues to be a premier destination for financial advisors. In positioning our area for further long-term growth, we recognized a unique incremental opportunity to unite the branches as a complex. Having led a variety of strategic initiatives for the firm as a senior leader, Doug is a natural fit for this new leadership role.”

Brigman joined Raymond James in 2008 and has served in various strategic capacities, including as vice president/director of Cash and Lending Solutions and as vice president/director of Private Client Group (PCG) Planning and Strategy. Most recently, he served as vice president and head of Fiduciary Services, coordinating the firm’s response and compliance with the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule. Brigman earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and his MBA from the University of Virginia – Darden School of Business. 

“Raymond James is the hometown team for local advisors and their clients. Our vision is to make Raymond James not only the firm of choice for advisors in the Tampa Bay area, but also the firm of choice for their clients,” said Brigman. “Raymond James’ presence as one of the largest 500 companies in the nation, longstanding client-first reputation, support for the local community, and access to senior leaders and experts make the firm a great choice for advisors and clients in our area. With the support of headquarters in our own backyard, I look forward to leveraging my experience to serve our local financial advisors, as they adapt to industry trends, grow their businesses and help clients achieve their financial goals.”

In his previous role, Brigman mobilized a steering committee to help translate the requirements of the DOL fiduciary rule for firmwide stakeholders. Matthew Watts, vice president of planning and strategy, fiduciary services, played an integral role on that team and now assumes Brigman’s fiduciary rule responsibilities.

About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 50 years as a leader in financial planning for individuals, corporations and municipalities, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,300 financial advisors in 3,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $718 billion.