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 Ken Casatuta, Greg Heher, and Gary Kucinich as Directors of Credit Sales & Trading.
Ken Casatuta is an industry veteran with 37 years of institutional fixed income, credit trading, & risk management experience in both corporate bonds and credit default contracts. Mr. Casatuta started his career trading at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and subsequently held trading desk positions as Director at Credit Suisse, Managing Director at BTIG, and Executive Director at Mizuho Securities.
Greg Heher has 41 years of financial services experience with expertise in many aspects of fixed income credit including investment grade, high yield, preferreds, CDO’s and other structured credit products. He started his career at Bache & Co/Prudential and has held positions as a Managing Director at several firms including Kidder Peabody, Bear Stearns, KBW, Sandler O’Neill, Amherst Pierpont and most recently at StoneX.
Gary Kucinich is a military veteran who started his financial career at Citigroup on the investment grade credit sales desk. Most recently, Mr. Kucinich was at Credit Agricole CIB, also on the IG credit sales desk, as well as the high yield desk. Prior to transitioning from active duty to a career in financial services, Gary was a Sergeant in the U.S Marine Corps.
“We are very pleased to expand our fixed income trading capabilities and welcome Ken, Greg, and Gary to the team,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims. “We look forward to building a best-in-class credit platform and serving investor needs in the corporate bond space more fulsomely.”
Mr. Casatuta has traded all credit sectors and joins Academy with an emphasis on Industrials. Mr. Heher will be trading financials. Mr. Kucinich joins Academy as a salesperson covering a range of institutional clients across the credit spectrum.
“We are proud to welcome two industry veterans and one military veteran to the team as we fulfill the company’s social mission and expand our capabilities for our clients,” 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, Chapel Hill, Louisville, Austin, Dallas, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.