Social Mission

Our entire firm is committed to instigating social impact by addressing the challenges facing the men and women who have served our country. One of the most significant issues facing our military veterans is the high level of veteran unemployment. Not only do we want to draw attention to this issue, but we are determined to set a precedent for prospective employers of veterans. We are convinced that the core of any company can be strengthened when staffed with military veterans.

Academy Securities’ President, Phil McConkey, speaking at Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) hiring event

Employment Opportunities For Veterans

After almost twenty years of battlefield deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and globally to fight the War on Terror, the number of service-disabled veterans has expanded rapidly. Unemployment among returning veterans is higher than the national average. Academy Securities is committed to helping veterans transition their substantial military work ethic, initiative, leadership experience, and operational discipline to the private sector.

Opportunities At Academy

As a veteran-owned investment firm, we encourage veteran applicants to apply for every open position at Academy. Open positions may be found on our Careers page. If Academy Securities is unable to hire a veteran applicant, we will attempt to assist the veteran in finding the resources that they need to earn meaningful employment that best fits their needs, skill sets, and aspirations.

Veteran Training Initiatives

One of the greatest challenges veterans face when returning home is a general lack of awareness by employers regarding the skill sets that veterans deliver to prospective employers. Employers have a responsibility to increase their understanding of veterans’ unique and diverse experiences to properly evaluate their contribution to any organization. That responsibility comes with enormous potential rewards for employers. The military culture produces driven and self-motivated individuals who respond positively to opportunities to earn a meaningful living rather than simply receive a handout. Academy Securities has developed training platforms to help veterans transition into financial services.

Support of Non-Profit Organizations Dedicated to the Employment of Veterans

Academy Securities works with and supports the following organizations which are dedicated to the employment and empowerment of veterans:

As a veteran-owned financial services firm, we want to do our part to help fellow veterans find their space in the investment banking world.