About Our Team

Steve Fricke
Senior Vice President, Investments
Complex Manager

Steve Fricke has been providing management support to advisors for more than 25 years. In 2000, he became branch manager of the Raymond James & Associates Orlando branch and has served as the Central Florida complex manager since 2005.

A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance, Steve consistently has been recognized for his commitment to fostering an environment in which all advisors have the resources and support they need to work in their clients’ best interests. He was a Raymond James & Associates Executive Council member for two consecutive years.

Steve is a past board member of the Florida Securities Dealers Association (FSDA) 2004-12, a member of the UCF Golden Knights and Letterman’s clubs, and has served as co-chair of the Battle of the Brokerages Charity Event since 2002, which was a softball tournament between the major investment firms, bank brokerage firms and wholesalers sponsored by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. A Chicago native, Steve has resided in Florida since 1975.

John Quigley
Senior Vice President, Investments
Branch Manager
Complex Sales Development Manager

Accredited Investment Fiduciary®

John Quigley is a senior vice president of investments with more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. His mission is to provide advisors with the best possible leadership and advice with integrity, honesty and professionalism. John has a proven track record of providing a high level of value and benefit to his advisors. He knows that making the important decisions affecting your future is easier when working with someone you trust. John works hard every day to earn your trust.

John is originally from Piqua, Ohio, and earned his bachelor's degree from Bowling Green University and his MBA from Wright State University. He and his wife, Rhonda, have one son. Away from the office, John enjoys travel and coaching his son's sports teams. He is an active member of Lakeside United Methodist Church and on the board of directors for the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Carl Bucker
Senior Vice President, Investments
Branch Manager
Complex Sales Development Manager

Carl Bucker has worked in the financial services industry since 1993. In 2005, Carl joined Raymond James as a Divisional Sales Manager for the Florida Division and subsequently served as Complex Manager for Greater Palm Beach County. He is currently the Sales Development Manager for Raymond James & Associates in Central Florida, where he focuses on finding experienced advisors with a commitment to putting the needs of their clients first. For his own clients, Carl serves as their financial accountability partner, coach and counselor with the goal of helping them to realize their financial and lifestyle dreams.

Prior to joining the financial services industry, Carl attended Vincennes University while on active duty. He graduated from the Securities Industries Institute at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently holds his Series 6, 7, 8, 24, 31, 63 and 65 licenses. Carl was drawn to the financial services industry because of the opportunity to help people achieve financial independence. In 1993, he became a Regional Manager at PFS Investments. In 1996, he joined Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and became a Senior Resident Director for the firm in 1998. In 2004, he left Merrill to join Allen & Company as a Vice President, Resident Manager and Corporate Sales Director. Carl was eventually drawn to Raymond James because of the firm’s entrepreneurial environment, service to advisors and great reputation in the industry.

Originally from New Castle, PA, Carl currently lives in Ocala, FL with his wife Renee. Carl has five children - Sasha, Tyler, Carly, Trevor and Quentin - one granddaughter, Taylor and a grandson, Thomas. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, snow skiing and classic cars - especially 60’s muscle cars.

Lydia Murphy
Administrative Manager

Lydia is the newest member of the Central Florida Complex management team, taking on the role of complex administrative manager. She joined Raymond James in 2007 as a client service associate. Since that time she became Series 7, 9/10 licensed and continues to provide excellent service and support to all the advisors and clients she works with.

As the complex administrative manager, Lydia assists with the efficiency and management throughout the complex. She is responsible for training and development of the support staff as well as any day-to-day operational needs.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Lydia moved to Central Florida in 1993. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in finance. Outside of work, she enjoys being with friends and family and outdoor activities, and she is also a passionate equestrian.

Kurt Rogers
Complex Operations Manager

Kurt Rogers has been operations manager for the Central Florida Complex since 2011, mainly tasked with assisting both financial advisors and branch associates with their technology needs. He joined Raymond James & Associates in 2000 as a financial advisor after ten years with AG Edwards and spent ten years with Prudential Securities before that, so he has a definite “feel” for the needs of advisors and sales assistants alike.

A graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, PA, with a degree in economics, Kurt holds Series 7,9,10,15 and 63 licenses as well as the Wealth Management Specialist (WMS) designation.

Salima Mohamed
Operations Specialist

Salima has worked in the financial services industry since 1986, beginning at Bear Stearns & Co., where she spent 10 years acquiring institutional and market knowledge in a variety of roles. Ready to begin exploring retail, she joined Dreyfus in 1996, where she earned her Series 7 license and later became a registered associate. In 2003, she became a registered sales assistant at Smith Barney in Orlando before joining Steve Fricke and Matt Taravella as an operations specialist with Raymond James & Associates in 2005.

Since moving from her native Guyana to Queens, New York, in 1981, Salima has acquired several continuing education certificates, including formal training in secretarial science, as well as a diverse mix of business experience. A naturalized U.S. citizen, she is very close to her four brothers, her sister and her mother, all of whom now reside in the United States.