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Kenneth Grider

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Masterclass 10: Differentiate and grow by partnering with Investment Banking

The M&A Market is hot! Learn how to differentiate your practice and add extreme client value to business owner relationships by incorporating Investment Banking into your practice. Whether a business requires additional capital for growth, is contemplating a public offering, or the owner(s) are beginning to think about an exit strategy, Investment Banking can provide both insight and services designed to help business owners accomplish their goals.

This session will help you learn how to:
  • Utilize investment banking as a planning resource for your business owner clients,
  • Start the investment banking conversation,
  • Identify investment banking opportunities literally all around you.


Kenneth Grider is a managing director with Raymond James Investment Banking, currently serving as the head of the Business Development Group and Raymond James Professional Partners Program. In this role he manages the investment bank’s relationships with legal and accounting firms, venture, mezzanine, and lower market private equity funds, and Raymond James’ 8300+ financial advisors. Previously, Mr. Grider was a partner with Equitable Capital Managesment. He also spent 13 years working with a boutique corporate finance consulting firm, ultimately serving as the firm’s senior managing director. He earned a BA from Emory University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.