Aaron DiRusso joined Raymond James in 2006 and is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Investment Banking team where he leads the West Coast depository practice. He has over 20 years of experience as a banker and advisor principally serving executive managements and boards of directors of banks, bank holding companies and thrift institutions. Mr. DiRusso has significant experience in merger and acquisition, public offering, strategic advisory and private placement assignments. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on a wide range of topics including, consolidation, strategic advisory, and capital markets activities. Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. DiRusso worked in the Financial Institutions Group at Advest, Inc. Mr. DiRusso holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College.