August 31, 2020

Raymond James & Associates welcomes team managing $1.2 billion in client assets to new Kansas City office location

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Jared Stricklin, CFA®, Darryl Dunn, CFP®, CPWA, and Robert Meeder to Raymond James & Associates (RJA) – the firm’s employee advisor channel – in Overland Park, Kansas, according to Senior Vice President and Midwest Regional Director for RJA Michael O’Meara.  

The team, which includes financial planning consultants Alin Frentzen and Lucas Harris and senior registered sales associates Deborah Doss and Wendy Jennings, comes to Raymond James from UBS, where the advisors previously managed approximately $1.2 billion in client assets. They serve a diverse client base, which includes medical professionals, engineers and other professionals, business owners and c-suite executives, as well as families and individuals, with a focus on multigenerational planning. The team joins RJA’s new Kansas City office location, and together operate as MDS Advisors of Raymond James.

“We were drawn to Raymond James because of the firm’s client focused culture, stability and support,” said Dunn, senior vice president of investments and managing director. “It’s a natural fit for our team’s values, where clients come first. This foundation, along with Raymond James’ broad resources, will allow us to continue providing our clients with high quality service.”

“Raymond James is an organization that has always been and continues to be incredibly committed to its wealth management business,” said Stricklin, senior vice president of investments and managing director. “The ability for us to truly own and run our business was a big factor, and that freedom sets the tone for everything management and support teams do here. It’s clear they’re here to support our relationships with our clients and our continued growth. We’re excited to be part of such an advisor-centric culture.”

Dunn brings years of experience in serving high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families and professionals such as physicians, attorneys and engineers. Prior to Raymond James, he was a senior vice president and financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, where he worked for 13 years. He earned an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor.®

Stricklin is a Chartered Financial Analyst®, with experience serving high-net-worth families and individuals, and expertise in high-level, specialized asset-management responsibilities, including investment analysis, portfolio management and business reporting. Prior to joining Raymond James, he was a senior vice president and financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, where he spent 10 years. He holds a master’s degree in finance from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Meeder, senior vice president of wealth management, has been in the industry since 1980. He specializes in market risk assessment, individual stock selection and portfolio construction. His prior experience includes decades of working with senior executives and assisting corporations with raising capital, selling founders’ stock and managing institutional equity sales. Meeder holds a bachelor’s degree in business, as well as an MBA from the University of Kansas.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a high-caliber group as Jared, Darryl, Robert and their team to Raymond James,” said O’Meara. “With aligned values and shared dedication to putting clients first, they are an incredible representation of Raymond James as we open our new RJA office and expand in the Kansas City area. We’re pleased they found the unique culture of freedom and high-level support that Raymond James is known for as the optimal fit for them, their clients and their practice.”

About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 58 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 8,200 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $908 billion. Additional information is available at

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