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 CoinFund President Christopher Perkins to the Firm’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Perkins comes to the Firm’s Advisory Board after a 13-year career at Citigroup as a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Futures, Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Perkins’ nine-year military career included service in Iraq during the Global War on Terrorism. He founded Citigroup’s Military Veterans Networks and is the co-founder of “Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS),” an initiative dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. Mr. Perkins also recently launched Veterans In Digital Assets (VIDA), a non-profit initiative focused on identifying employment opportunities for veterans in the digital asset and crypto space. Additionally, Mr. Perkins is the President of CoinFund, a diverse investment firm focused on digital assets and decentralized technologies.
“Chris Perkins will be an invaluable asset to Academy Securities’ Advisory Board. His experience in the financial and digital asset sectors, and as a fellow veteran will help us grow the firm to even higher standards,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “His impressive veteran initiatives align with Academy’s core values, including support of Veterans on Wall Street.”
Mr. Perkins commented on joining Academy Securities: “I am honored to join Academy’s Advisory Board. I look forward to joining the Firm in their mission of supporting military veterans while adding value to clients in the financial services.”
Mr. Perkins graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, with distinction, and earned a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
“We look forward to bringing Mr. Perkins onboard to share his insights with both our team and clients. This is a tremendous addition to the team, and we are happy to have his experience to lean on as we continue to expand our firm,” stated Academy’s President Phil McConkey.
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, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, Austin, Louisville, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.
CoinFund is a blockchain-focused investment firm founded in 2015 with the goal of shaping the global transition to digital assets and decentralized finance. The firm invests in venture and liquid opportunities within the blockchain sector with a focus on digital assets, decentralization technologies and key enabling infrastructure. The CoinFund team has studied and supported the development of the blockchain space from the inception of the first decentralized networks and brings together more than 30 years of experience in investing, engineering, law, and decentralized protocols. For more information, please visit our website at coinfund.io and follow the firm on Twitter at @coinfund_io
About Veterans In Digital Assets (VIDA):
Veterans In Digital Assets (VIDA) was founded in 2021 when Chris Perkins and Ed Han, both longtime supporters of The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), identified the wide range of opportunities for veterans in the digital asset space. VIDA’s mission is to guide and support veterans and their families as they transition from the military and into the next phases of their careers in digital assets, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Twitter @VIDABWF