Gary Franklin

Vice President, Head of Retail Options Trading & Strategies

Gary Franklin is a Vice President, Manager Options Trading & Strategies at Raymond James Financial. He performs and oversees daily options trading activity and provides strategic and portfolio analysis for Raymond James financial advisors and their clients. He also provides timely information on the options markets to Raymond James financial advisors through RJ NET, a Web site on the Raymond James intranet

Gary joined Raymond James Financial January 2013. Previously, Gary was a Managing Director, Manager Options Trading, Education, & Strategies and Senior Options Principal (ROSFP) with Morgan Keegan. Gary's career originated with Morgan Keegan in 1990 holding a number of supervisory positions over his tenure. Currently, he is a member of the Options Industry Council Roundtable, the CBOE Retail Advisory Panel, the SIFMA Listed Options Trading Committee, the Raymond James Quality of Markets Committee, and the Raymond James Trading Systems Prioritization Committee. Also, served on numerous other industry committees and has been a featured panelist at various industry conferences.

A graduate of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., Gary holds series 4, 7, 24, 31, 63 and 65 FINRA licenses.