NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced that Albert Kirton is joining the firm as a Vice President in the Capital Markets Group. Mr. Kirton will be focused on the Utilities sector.
Mr. Kirton was most recently with Wells Fargo Securities, in their Asset Backed Finance Group, after beginning his career at that firm as an Investment Banking Associate. Prior to working in the financial services industry, Mr. Kirton was an officer in the United States Marine Corps where he deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“We are honored to be adding a teammate with Al’s experience and background,” stated Chance Mims, CEO of Academy Securities. “Mr. Kirton will help Academy take the next step in coverage of the Utilities sector and enhance the service offering for Academy’s clients.”
Mr. Kirton commented on his joining Academy Securities: “I am excited for the opportunity to join this best in class firm. As a military veteran myself, Academy’s mission to hire and mentor military veterans is near and dear to my heart. I look forward to helping strengthen the team so we can provide top notch service to our clients while mentoring fellow veterans.”
“Academy will keep seeking ways to create the value and service for our clients, while also being focused on helping our nation’s returning heroes transition to the civilian work force,” said Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities.
About Academy Securities
Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Chapel Hill, Sacramento and South Norwalk. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.