Rick Durkes joined Raymond James in 2015 as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Mr. Durkes remains a senior advisor at BayBoston, a private equity firm focused on community banks and financial services companies. He is a former independent director of Henderson Global Mutual Funds as well as two alternative asset funds managed by Northern Trust. In all, Mr. Durkes has over 40 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including a variety of investment banking and leadership capacities at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, ABN Amro N.A. and The Chicago Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.