Michael Ames

Vice Chairman of Investment Banking

Mike Ames joined the Raymond James Energy group in September 2001 and specializes in the E&P sector. He has over 25 years of investment banking experience and has an extensive background in public offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private placements. Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. Ames was in the energy group at Prudential Securities, where he specialized in the exploration and production and energy service and equipment sectors. Prior to Prudential Securities, Mr. Ames also worked in the corporate finance departments at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Shearson Lehman Hutton and Stephens Inc. Mr. Ames graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and an MBA from the University of Texas.