Stephens lures Morgan Keegan managing director

Infrastructure software analyst doesn’t stay on for second Raymond James stint

Stephens has recruited a technology analyst from Morgan Keegan, which was recently acquired by Raymond James.

Jonathan Ruykhaver has joined the Nashville office of Stephens as a managing director, the same title he held at Morgan Keegan. He will continue to cover the infrastructure software industry, whose companies include Aruba Networks, F5 Networks and CheckPoint Software.

Ruykhaver joined Morgan Keegan in the fall of 2010 from ThinkEquity in San Francisco. Before that, he was a senior vice president at Raymond James from 2000 to 2007.

“Jonathan has been focused on the infrastructure software/security industry for the majority of his career, gaining accolades from the press, institutional investors and technology industry participants,” said Nik Fisken, a Stephens executive vice president and the firm’s director of research. “He brings an invaluable level of experience to Stephens and will serve as the perfect leader to further develop this technology subsector.”