After graduating from Harvard in 1971, Fred Lane received his MBA from Harvard Business School and took his first job as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ). Fred worked at DLJ for 24 years, rising through the ranks to become Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. When DLJ was acquired by Credit Suisse in 2000, Fred became a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse. In 2002, Fred co-founded the middle market investment banking and advisory company, Lane Berry, with his DLJ co-worker Robert Berry. Seven years later, he became the Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Raymond James when they acquired Lane Berry in 2009. In 2015, Fred founded Lane Generational, an investment management branch within Raymond James. Fred is also a frequent guest contributor on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV speaking about investment trends, capital markets and M&A.