Bob Flanagan joined Raymond James in 2011 and oversees the firm’s technology hardware banking practice with a particular focus on the semiconductor, electronic component and optical device industries. Mr. Flanagan has nearly 20 years of investment banking experience and has been one of the most active bankers serving the semiconductor and optical networking sectors over the past decade. Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. Flanagan managed Oppenheimer & Co’s Silicon Valley office as the firm’s senior technology banker on the West Coast. He joined Oppenheimer via its purchase of a major part of the U.S. capital markets business of CIBC World Markets, where he led the firm’s semiconductor industry banking practice. Previously, he was a senior technology banker at Cowen & Co. and Thomas Weisel Partners, and began his career in investment banking with Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Flanagan holds a bachelor’s in economics from UCLA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.