As Chief Technology Officer, David leads Raymond James’s long-term technology vision in the UK, and is responsible for the Technology Group and Facilities within the business. The Technology Group includes functions for IT Support, Infrastructure, Information Security, Business Continuity, Software Development and Programme Delivery.
David Strydom relocated from South Africa to London, where he started as an engineer for a specialised managed service provider that supported blue chip companies across the UK. This early career experience exposed David to wide ranging support and architecture on a large scale and he quickly became a dynamic and valued resource within the firm.
David joined Raymond James in 2009 working in a variety of IT roles, laterally and vertically. He has participated in the design and implementation of the infrastructure, business continuity plans, business applications and workflows. David has demonstrated not only the relevant experience and expertise throughout his career at Raymond James but also a clear commitment to supporting the business.
David keeps active playing a number of sports and since moving to the UK has caught the bug for snowboarding. He is also close to his family who are spread around the globe providing opportunity for exciting reunions.