Brian Boyle joined Raymond James in 2017. Most recently, he was managing director and co-head of the Consumer Markets team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC, located in the Chicago office. Mr. Boyle has 30 years of capital markets experience, including 13 years with Lehman Brothers at its New York headquarters, 12 years with McGladrey Capital Markets where he ran the firm’s Chicago office, the Food & Beverage practice, and was a member of the firm’s Leadership Committee, and four years with DA Davidson where he ran the firm’s Food & Nutrition practice. Brian also founded and ran his own merchant banking firm, Capital Placement, which focused on middle-market advisory services, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He has successfully negotiated and completed over 90 sale and recapitalization transactions in a variety of industries, including food & beverage, consumer products & services, and distribution. Mr. Boyle received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he attended the Wharton School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses.