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 Michael Groen to its Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group.
Lieutenant General Groen served for over 36 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, culminating his career as the Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and the senior executive for AI in the Department of Defense. He previously served at the National Security Agency, overseeing Computer Network Operations, and as the Director of Joint Staff Intelligence (JSJ2), working closely with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Secretary of Defense, and Senior Leaders across the Department. Lieutenant General Groen is an experienced Marine commander and multi-tour combat veteran. His expertise centers on transformative technology and its application in Defense, the Intelligence Community, and the commercial marketplace.
“Lieutenant General Groen is a skilled advisor, and we are honored to add him to the Academy team,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “His expertise surrounding cybersecurity and artificial intelligence will be particularly pertinent to our clients.”
Lieutenant General Groen commented on joining Academy Securities: "I'm thrilled to be part of a team like Academy Securities. The people, the talent, and the connectedness are all inspiring. Support to veterans, win-win perspective, and a core professionalism are all part of a superior ethic, both as a company and as a team."
Lieutenant General Groen earned his Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of, With the First Marine Division in Iraq, No Greater Friend, No Worse Enemy.
“Lieutenant General Groen’s impressive history of working with military technology and intelligence will be a big value add to our Geopolitical Intelligence Group,” 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.