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Richard W. Durkes

Rick has had an extensive career in financial services for over 40 years. He served as the CEO of a small community bank and then established a successful financial services practice at The Chicago Corporation. Subsequently, he became head of its equities and investment banking group and served as an internal advisor on its sale to ABN Amro. He then became the CEO of the North American Equities and Investment Banking group of ABN Amro and a member of its executive committee. From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Durkes served as a managing director at Sandler O’Neill, one of the most prominent financial services investment banks in the U.S. He is currently Vice Chairman – Investment Banking at Raymond James. He was a former trustee of Henderson Global’s US mutual funds and two Northern Trust funds.

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