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 Stav Gaon as Head of Securitized Products Research and Strategy.
Dr. Gaon joins Academy after a 16-year career at Citigroup where he worked as Co-Head of Global Securitized Products’ CMBS and CRE Strategy. While at Citigroup, Dr. Gaon covered commercial real estate and cash/synthetic CMBS markets. He specialized in bottom-up deep fundamental analysis, property-specific underwriting, and structural, legal, and valuation nuances of structured finance investing. Throughout his career he cultivated deep relationships with institutional investors and market participants across the CRE/CMBS industry.
“Stav’s extensive and specialized research background brings a new edge to the team here at Academy,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “We look forward to delivering his thought-provoking products to our clients.”
Dr. Gaon commented on joining Academy Securities: “I am very excited and honored to join Academy Securities. I am extremely impressed with the quality of the team, its client-focused professionalism, and the firm’s supportive and collaborative environment. I look forward to building and growing Academy’s securitized products research platform, and to providing insights that hopefully add value to Academy clients as they make their investment decisions. I am especially excited about the potential synergies with Academy existing research strengths on ESG, macro, and geopolitical analysis. As a veteran of the Israeli army, I also cherish the firm’s social mission to support and nurture veterans. I look forward to an exciting next chapter with Academy Securities!”
Dr. Gaon holds a PhD in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School where his academic research focused on securitization and structured finance. Dr. Gaon also holds a BA in Economics and Business from the Hebrew University and an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law.
“We’re very excited to bring Stav on board and to work with him to continue growing Academy’s already diverse offering,” 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. Academy is our nation’s first post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is 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, Louisville, Austin, Dallas, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.