Raymond James has picked up automotive industry expert Todd Cassidy, who joins the firm from William Blair where he was the Head of Automotive and Aftermarket Banking / Director, he takes on the role of Managing Director. Protiviti has added cyber security expert Adam Hamm, who joins from the North Dakota Insurance Department, he too becomes a Managing Director.
Prior to joining Raymond James, Todd Cassidy worked for more than a decade at William Blair, where he was most recently the Head of Automotive and Aftermarket Banking / Director. Earlier in his career he worked at the Ford Motor Company as a Product Planning Analyst, between 2002 and 2005, and as a Product Engineer, between 2000 and 2002; at DaimlerChrysler as a Product Design Engineer, in 1999; at The Boeing Company as a Manufacturing Engineer, in 1998; as a Research Associate at Purdue University, in 1997; and at Raymond James for less than a year in 1996.
Cassidy holds a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Cassidy joins the International Automotive and Aftermarket Investment Banking practice of the consulting firm as a Managing Director. The role sees him work with European automotive bankers, focused on supporting the continued M&A activity in the sector, as well as focusing on client work on the middle-market automotive parts, aftermarket providers, and services companies.
Dirk Liedtke, Managing Director of Raymond James’ European Advisory practice says, “Adding Todd accelerates the buildout of our worldwide capability to execute mid-market transactions with OEMs and automotive suppliers. Todd’s deep understanding of the sector paired with Raymond James’ extensive platform of services will help our clients achieve success.”
Prior to joining Protiviti, Adam Hamm worked at the North Dakota Insurance Department, in his most recent role as Insurance Commissioner, for nine years. He also held a number of committee level roles in cybersecurity concurrently to his work for the Department, these included Chair of its Cybersecurity Task Force at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and the Cybersecurity Principal at the Financial, and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee and the Cybersecurity Forum for Independent and Executive Branch Regulators, for just over two years since 2015. Earlier roles include nine years at
Hamm, who holds a Juris Doctorate from The University of North Dakota School of Law, joins the firm’s Risk and Compliance practice as a Managing Director in the firm’s Chicago office. In his new role, he will focus on supporting the firm’s financial services clients deal with the increasingly fickle cyber security environment, from new products and services to threats to the industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Cory Gunderson, a Managing Director at Protiviti and the firm’s global Financial Services industry leader, says, “With Adam on our Risk and Compliance team, our clients are able to benefit from his hands-on insurance supervision experience and his unique insights on insurance regulations and cybersecurity in the insurance industry, We’re pleased that the culture and career opportunities we’ve created at Protiviti attract the caliber of experienced professionals like Adam Hamm.”