Rob Arnold joined Raymond James in 2011 from FBR Capital Markets, where he served as a vice president. Previously, he was a vice president at Piper Jaffray, where he worked on a multitude of transactions across the restaurant, apparel, retail, food and beverage, grocery and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, he was an associate at Financial Technology Partners and an analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette prior to CSFB’s acquisition of DLJ in 2000. Mr. Arnold has been providing broad industry and transactional, including mergers, acquisitions, public offering and private placement, advice to growth-oriented consumer companies and private equity firms for approximately 10 years. He has advised on over 40 M&A and financing transactions totaling more than $8 billion of aggregate value. Mr. Arnold received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University.