Doug Secord joined Raymond James in 2011 from Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett, an investment banking boutique focused solely on financial institutions. Mr. Secord was a director of equity capital markets at Howe Barnes, a principal of the ECM department and specialized in the origination and syndication of new issue debt and equity securities for community banks. Prior to joining Howe Barnes, Mr. Secord was a director of capital markets syndication at Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc. Previous to this role, Mr. Secord was an analyst in the taxable fixed income department of Everen Securities and specialized in debt origination and syndication. Mr. Secord graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.