John Hagan joined Raymond James in 2015 as managing director and co-head of the security, defense and government services group. In this capacity, Hagan manages the day-to-day operations and strategic planning for the firm's industry leading investment banking activities. He also develops and manages key client relationships in all aspects of the firm's services and product offerings. Hagan's leadership has translated into the completion of hundreds of the industry's leading transactions with values exceeding approximately $12 billion. While the vast majority of these transactions were merger and acquisitions for both publicly-held and privately-held companies, his experience also includes a wide range of transactional advisory services such as: public equity offerings, high yield debt offerings, fairness opinions and private placements of debt and equity.
Hagan has represented a variety of contractors of varying business models, but has a particular focus in the areas of: cybersecurity, big data analytics, systems engineering, healthcare IT, software, C4ISR, defense communications, signals intelligence, satellite communication products and services, unmanned systems, software, modeling, simulation and training and advanced manufacturing. He currently serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Prior to joining Raymond James, Hagan headed the aerospace, defense and government services practice of BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group for 15 years. He received an MBA from the George Washington University and a bachelor's from James Madison University.