About Tom Avery

Retired Managing Director

Thomas A. Avery is a retired Managing Director at Raymond James & Associates, where he led the technology investment banking team and the financial sponsors’group. He spent approximately 40 years in investment banking and venture capital activities and currently serves on the boards of CRA International, ArborGen Holdings, Southeast Pet Distributors, and PowerUp Scholarship Organization, a notfor-profit focusing on under-resourced youth in the Atlanta area. Mr. Avery has a B.S. in Industrial Management degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Harvard University.

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