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Paul C. Reilly

Also Known As REILLY PAUL C, Paul Reilly

Chairman, and CEO, Raymond James Financial Inc

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Paul C. Reilly is the Chief Executive Officer of Raymond James Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The activities of the St Petersburg, Florida-based firm and its subsidiaries include providing investment management services to retail and institutional clients, mergers & acquisitions and advisory services, underwriting, distribution, trading and brokerage of equity and debt securities, and the sale of mutual funds and other investment products. 

Reilly became chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial in May 2010 after joining the firm’s management team as president and CEO‐designate in May 2009. He has served on the firm’s board of directors since 2006 and was named chair in 2017.

Reilly was executive chairman of Korn/Ferry International, a provider of talent management solutions with offices in 39 countries from July 2001 to April 2009. Earlier, he was the first CEO of KPMG International. He had also in charge of the firm’s financial services business and previously held senior management positions in its real estate consulting group.

Reilly has done his Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame and serves on the Business Advisory Council of the institution. He served on the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board.

In addition to his degrees, he earned the Certified Public Accountant designation.

Reilly is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004‐2005. 

He and his wife, Rose Baker Reilly, reside in St. Pete Beach and have six daughters.


  • Bachelor of Science degree - University of Notre Dame
  • MBA - University of Notre Dame


  • Raymond James Financial - CEO

Other Activites

Reilly is serving as chairman of the American Securities Association, an executive committee member of SIFMA and a member of the Bank Policy Institute. He is also active in charitable causes, including involvement with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management and Our Lady of Divine Providence House of Prayer in Clearwater, Florida. He has been an active member in the community, contributing to local organizations, such as the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Florida Council of 100, the American Heart Association and United Way.

Reilly also serves on the board of Willis Towers Watson.