We were founded in 2009 by former US Naval Officer Chance Mims, as our nation’s first post-9/11 military veteran and disabled veteran-owned and operated investment bank and broker-dealer. The firm’s history coincides with the contraction of the financial services industry in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the winding down of the post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The majority of our firm’s leadership served in the military. We understand a mindset driven by service, duty, loyalty, and teamwork.
Military personnel thrive under pressure, succeed based on preparedness, and perform at their best when they assemble and collaborate as a team to achieve a common goal. We are delivering that philosophy to our clients as we serve them.
Academy Securities’ vision is to bring the time-honored qualities of the military culture to the financial services sector and, in doing so, create a firm composed of the best Wall Street veterans working alongside the best Military veterans. Our tight-knit corporate culture promotes a mission-driven, open-minded, team approach and equips us to deliver value as we meet our client’s needs.