March 23, 2022

Raymond James hires consumer sector analyst Rick B. Patel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James has hired Rick B. Patel as a managing director and senior research analyst in the firm’s Equity Research department. Patel will cover companies in the consumer sector, including branded apparel, footwear and accessories spaces, and adjacent direct-to-consumer and e-commerce companies.

“Rick has extensive sell-side experience and his versatility and strong domain expertise will serve us well as we continue to expand our consumer research footprint and further our momentum in the consumer sector,” said Brian Alexander, senior managing director and director of Equity Research. “He is a collaborative and thoughtful analyst, who we believe embodies objectivity, diligence and responsiveness. His insightful and conscientious approach will be a real value add to clients and we welcome Rick to Raymond James.”

Patel has nearly 15 years of experience in consumer equity research and joins Raymond James from Credit Suisse. Patel holds undergraduate degrees in biology, economics and finance from Rutgers University and an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Patel is a CFA charterholder and is based in New York City.

“Raymond James is known for its strong culture and client-first approach to service, which are attributes that my clients and I value,” said Patel. “Much has changed in the consumer space over the last two years and the environment remains dynamic given a number of macro factors. I look forward to the opportunity to add value to our clients by sharpening their understanding of companies across softlines retail, global brands and digital commerce.”

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