Reuben McDaniel

Managing Director
New York

Reuben has more than 25 years of experience in public finance. During his career, he has completed a wide array of financings for major infrastructure projects for issuers throughout the country. Additionally, as former Chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools Board, he has experience on the issuer’s side of the table. Reuben was the president and CEO of Jackson Securities for over 10 years and managed all aspects of the firm’s municipal finance practice, including public finance, sales, trading, underwriting and risk management, successfully growing the firm into a national presence. He has seen a wide variety of financing structures and has the ability to effectively factor in the financial, policy and political implications of any proposed financing to assist in creating the best overall result for a client.

Reuben joined Raymond James from RM Capital Management, a wealth management firm he founded and managed as CEO for four years. His career also includes senior public finance positions at Bear Stearns and Dean Witter. He received his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Reuben’s honors include being named one of the "75 most powerful African Americans on Wall Street" by Black Enterprise magazine and a "Whitney M. Young Community Service Award" winner from the Boy Scouts of America.