Raymond James hires senior Financial Services investment banker Kevin Kooman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James is expanding its Investment Banking capabilities by hiring Kevin Kooman as managing director. Kooman joins the Financial Services Investment Banking practice and will cover depositories with a specific focus on West Coast banks.

With more than 30 years of experience and leadership in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance, Kooman bolsters a long-standing, strong-performing depository practice comprised of 13 senior bankers in six cities.

“Kevin brings a wealth of banking-sector experience, both on the buy-side and in investment banking, that complements his previous service on multiple banks’ board of directors,” said John Roddy, head of Financial Services Investment Banking at Raymond James. “His collective experience will provide our clients with distinct perspective that’s paired with a deep understanding of the depository sector.”

Kooman joins Raymond James from Patriot Financial Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in community banks, thrifts and financial services related companies. He previously worked in investment banking at Janney Montgomery Scott and served on the board of directors at Bannockburn Global Forex, Signature Bank of Arkansas, Limestone Bank and Freedom Bank of Virginia.

“Raymond James has a strong investment banking platform that is complemented by strong equity research and sales and trading functions,” said Kooman. “When combined with a client-centric approach to service, it’s easy to see why this is such a highly regarded team.”

About Raymond James Investment Banking

Raymond James offers one of the most highly regarded equity offering and advisory practices. Since 2017, we have participated in raising nearly $180 billion in capital for our U.S. corporate clients and completed more than 1,100 M&A and other strategic advisory assignments, including approximately 950 M&A advisory assignments. Put the expertise, quality and experience of Raymond James to work for you. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.

About Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Raymond James Financial, Inc., (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 8,700 financial advisors. Total client assets are $1.28 trillion. Public since 1983, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at raymondjames.com.