NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart to its Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group.
Lieutenant General Stewart brings decades of experience to Academy’s Advisory Board, having served in the Marine Corps for over 35 years. He most recently served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command. Prior to this assignment, Lieutenant General Stewart served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
“Lieutenant General Stewart will add tremendous value providing his insight on cyber security issues around the world,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “We are thrilled to have him on the team as we strive to add value to our clients and partners.”
A native of Chicago, Illinois, by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Lieutenant General Stewart graduated from Western Illinois University, earning his commission in 1981. He has served as an armor officer and subsequently as a signals intelligence and intelligence officer, commanding at every level. Lieutenant General Stewart earned master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
“Academy sets the standard for authenticity and client service and I’m proud to join the mission in support of our transitioning military veterans,” said Lieutenant General Stewart.
“Lieutenant General Stewart’s accomplishments, awards, and decorations during his military career are extremely impressive. We are honored to continue to expand our advisory board with such a remarkable individual,” 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 offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Chapel Hill, Sacramento, and South Norwalk. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.