Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Raymond James

Evanston, IL, May 14, 2019 – Hanold Associates has recruited Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Raymond James. Pedro Suriel will be based in St Petersburg, Florida. Keri Gavin and Ashley Schiele led the search.

Pedro Suriel joins Raymond James from Cook Ross where he worked as the Managing Director of Client Services. At Raymond James, reporting to the Vice President of Talent, Mr. Suriel is responsible for building and implementing the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) strategy. He will develop engagement, education and measurement initiatives that support the firm’s objectives in the areas of establishing diverse talent pipelines, having an inclusive work environment and educating the associate workforce.

Raymond James is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management.

Bob James founded the company in 1962 on a belief that clients deserved more than help with investment decisions, they needed advice that considered their entire financial picture. The company serves client accounts through 7,700 financial advisors in the United States, Canada and overseas. It went public in 1983 and has expanded through the years to serve corporations, institutions and municipalities through significant capital markets, banking and asset management services.

Recognized nationally for its community support and corporate philanthropy, Raymond James has been ranked as one of the best in the country in customer service, as a Great Place to Work, and as a national leader in support of the arts.

About Hanold Associates

Hanold Associates is a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting HR leaders, serving clients such as Live Nation Entertainment, Patagonia, REI, Nike, UFC, Hanna Andersson, Electronic Arts, Marvin Companies, Tyson, Fiat-Chrysler, Godiva, eBay, Northwestern University, Fossil, Carnival Corporation, Kohler, Great Place to Work, Silicon Valley Bank, Wikimedia, Northwestern Medicine, Visteon, Laureate Education and Vail Resorts among others.

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