I’ve spent more than 30 years working in the financial services industry as a producer, manager, mentor and recruiter. If there’s one thing that stands out about working at Raymond James, it’s that the firm is completely devoted to supporting its financial advisors. By providing the resources to build a strong practice and the freedom to allow advisors to make their own decisions, the difference is revealed in client service. Your clients know you care about them because, at Raymond James, you have the power to do what’s best for each of them.
Coming from a wirehouse background, I understand the difference. It’s important to me that every advisor who joins our division gets that support and feels the Raymond James difference – right from the get-go. You get wirehouse-comparable technology and back office support under a strong, well-recognized national brand name. What you don’t get is the negative press that can cast a shadow over your practice and cause your clients to question their trust. Raymond James holds fast to its humble beginnings, has grown steadily and flourished through both prosperous and challenging markets.
The Northern Division offers a strong teamwork environment with enthusiastic overachievers. I invite you to get to know us through our website and give me a call to learn more about the opportunities available in the Raymond James branches in the U.S. Northern region.
Senior Vice President, Division Director – Northern Division
A 1979 graduate of the University of North Dakota, John began his career in the brokerage industry in 1980 as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in Pompano Beach, Florida. In 1982 he moved his services to Robinson Humphrey in Asheville, North Carolina, and became branch manager in 1986.
During his tenure with Robinson Humphrey, which became part of Smith Barney, John managed offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. In 2004, John joined Raymond James. Today he leads the Northern Division for Raymond James & Associates as the division director. John serves on the Raymond James & Associates Executive Council and has proved a successful recruiter for the firm. “The helpful, positive attitude of all associates within Raymond James is truly one of the most refreshing and uplifting experiences I have had in this industry,” he says.
John has two daughters, Sara and Jenny. He enjoys spending time outdoors, attending athletic events and staying current in the industry. John and his wife, Jan, reside in Chicago.
Regional Director – Great Lakes, Senior Vice President, Investments
Dominic J. Prioli began his career at Raymond James in the spring of 1998 after receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Originally hired as a transition consultant, Dominic managed the transition process through acquisitions, transferring financial advisors and their clients, and opening new branch offices. He was responsible for implementing strategies for effective change management, providing communication and problem-solving strategies to financial advisors in transition.
In 2001 Dominic was recruited to help establish the firm’s Employee Trading and Services Desk, where he provided financial advice and services to Raymond James associates, working primarily in the corporate headquarters. He developed processes for service and support as well as marketing and compliance. He serviced more than 1,000 clients with trading, 401(K) allocations, rollovers, service distributions and investments.
From 2004 through September 2014, Dominic moved to the Private Client Group as the associate vice president and division administrative manager for the Great Lakes Division. In this role he worked with retail office locations in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Maine, managing the day-to-day operations and administration. His responsibilities included opening new branch locations, division budgeting, and recruiting and servicing financial advisors in their efforts to serve their clients.
In October 2014 Dominic was named senior vice president, regional director for the Great Lakes Region, which includes Raymond James & Associates offices in Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. His primary role is to provide the strategic direction for retention and growth as well overall management of the Great Lakes Region. His purpose is to provide the advisors in the Great Lakes Region with a higher standard of care as they strive to meet the goals and objectives of their investing clients.
In 2011 Dominic received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business; he is also a 2012 graduate of the Securities Industry Association’s Institute at Wharton. He is Series 6, 7, 9, 10, 23 and 63 licensed.
A Florida native, Dominic resides in Clearwater, with his wife and three children. He enjoys Crossfit, cycling, hunting and is an active fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual Bike MS events in Florida.
Vice President, Division Administrative Manager – Northern Division
Colleen joined the Chicago office of Raymond James in December 2000 as a Sales Assistant before advancing to Complex Operations Manager and then Regional Administration Manager. In 2008, she became Division Administrative Manager over the Raymond James & Associates’ PCG Northern Division covering territories from Idaho to Maine.
Colleen’s responsibilities cover many facets of the business. She is involved with recruiting new financial advisors, both in new markets and in the Northern Division’s current branch offices; working closely with the local management team as a conduit to the home office; acting as a liaison between home office departments and branches; and overseeing the compliance standards, financial integrity, and service-first culture of the division.
Colleen graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While in college, she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, thus sparking her interest in the financial markets. Her financial services career began at the brokerage and investment banking firm of Dain Rauscher Wessels, which was renamed RBC Wealth Management. Colleen graduated from the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School of Pennsylvania in March 2013.
A native to the southside of Chicago, she lives in the downtown area, is a passionate Chicago sports fan, and an avid traveler.
Daniel Cole joined Raymond James in October 2007. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Daniel joined the Great Lakes management team in the fall of 2011 after four years with our firm’s Operations department. During his time in our Operations department, Daniel worked with the Portfolio Reporting and Statement/Confirm team. Daniel is a great resource to the Great Lakes branch offices because of his operational background and focus on delivering premier service to our branch offices. He is Series 7, 9, 10 and 63 licensed. Daniel is also a graduate of the Leadership St. Pete, class of 2013.
A Florida native, Daniel currently resides in St. Petersburg with his wife and three sons. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and is actively involved with the All Children’s Hospital Development Council.
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