Steve Hufford joined Raymond James in 2008. Within the firm’s Technology Services practice, he is actively engaged in its financial technology, payments and transaction processing initiatives. He has more than two decades of investment banking, legal, corporate development and operational experience. In addition to his service as an investment banker, Mr. Hufford’s professional experiences include roles as a partner of a major southeastern law firm, Hunton & Williams; a senior corporate development executive for two Nasdaq-listed technology companies; and the co-founder of two successful startups in the financial services and technology arena, VerticalOne Corporation and Proficient Systems, Inc., both of which were venture-funded and achieved successful exits. He graduated with highest honors from James Madison University with dual degrees in political science and Russian language, and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.