Michael S. Guernier

Managing Director
New York
Michael has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, specializing in the healthcare, education and nontraditional not-for-profit sectors. He has completed more than $9 billion in tax-exempt and taxable financings for hospitals and healthcare systems, long-term care providers, private colleges and universities, secondary schools, privatized student housing, specialty schools, research organizations, membership organizations, cultural institutions and endowed foundations. He has particular expertise in the development of institutional debt policies; strategic capital planning; development and execution of credit strategies; the structuring, negotiation and execution of fixed or variable rate financing plans and interest rate swaps; and other derivatives products.
Michael joined Raymond James in April 2012 following the firm’s acquisition of Morgan Keegan and joined Morgan Keegan in 2007 with the acquisition of Shattuck Hammond Partners, of which he was a partner and board member. Prior to joining Shattuck Hammond Partners in 1993, he was a director with PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities and a vice president with Cain Brothers, Shattuck & Company. Michael also spent several years in public accounting, where he gained broad corporate experience from audit and tax engagements in the real estate and not-for-profit sectors. He earned his Master of Business Administration in finance from Syracuse University and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Siena College. He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.