BBA ‘78
Managing Director
Public Finance Investment Banking
Raymond James

Bob Coven leads Raymond James’ investment banking coverage of states, state agencies and local municipalities throughout New England.

Bob joined Raymond James in August 2008, after spending almost 20 years in municipal investment banking at UBS. His experience includes serving as senior banker for state and state agencies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire, as well as local municipalities.  

Bob received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree  in 1978 from the University of Michigan  (Go Blue!) and MBA in Finance from Syracuse University  in 1981.

Although Bob is a native New Englander, he has lived in New York City for over 30 years.  He is married to Joanne Zaiac and has three children: Samantha (21 and a U-M senior), Joshua (18) Erica (13) as well as puppy named Lola.

In addition to his day job at Raymond James, Bob is committed to philanthropic activities for: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), and the University of Michigan.

Bob enjoys ping pong, biking, running, skiing and is a big sports fan (Michigan and New England teams).   He served as a Division Manager for Safe Haven West Side Basketball League for 11 years and coached Soccer for the West Side Soccer League Girls Division.