Welcome to Academy Securities
We were founded in 2009 by former US Naval Officer Chance Mims as a veteran-owned broker dealer specializing in:
- Investment Banking
- Equity & Debt Capital Markets
- Public Finance
- Institutional Agency Trading: Equity & Fixed Income
A unique recruiting opportunity to execute this fresh vision was provided by the contraction of the financial industry in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis coinciding with the winding down of the post 9/11 conflicts.
Academy Securities is not only a veteran-owned institution, it is a veteran-staffed institution. It is our company goal to achieve a minimum of 50% military veterans employed in all roles throughout the firm so that our core values and ethics permeate the team at all levels of the organization. Today, Academy Securities is proud that 40% of our employees are military veterans and that ratio is rising.
We believe that the financial industry is fundamentally a service industry. Our mission is serving our clients and protecting their interests. When we take on a client, they become part of our team, and to us, real success is collective success.