The path from Iraq to Wall Street
NEW YORK, April 4, 2017 – Drexel Hamilton, LLC, a service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer, announced the hiring of a U.S. Navy veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. This marks the 80th veteran hired by Drexel Hamilton since its founding in 2007.
“We talk all the time about how we can grow the business so we can hire more veterans,” said Drexel Hamilton President, James Cahill. “These men and women sacrifice so much for our country, and often the transition to civilian life is difficult, especially for service-disabled veterans, so we do all we can to hire those interested in finance and help them establish a new career.”
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 21 million veterans live in the United States. Of that number, 3.9 percent are unemployed as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Understanding that veterans traditionally struggle finding work after returning from duty, Drexel Hamilton’s priority is to hire those who serve our country. More than half of the firm’s veteran employees are recognized as service-disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Following the firm’s model, he is partnered with financial industry veteran, Harry Smith, Director of Fixed Income Trading at Drexel Hamilton. Smith’s job is to provide a clear view of the financial services industry and the training necessary to excel in the financial field.
“I’ve been blessed in my Wall Street career; this is a small way to give back to those who protected us. We lost a lot of friends on 9/11/01; these are the men and women who went and did something about it,” says Smith.
About Drexel Hamilton, LLC
Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a New York State certified service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer. The firm was founded in 2007 by Lawrence Doll, a two-time Purple Heart recipient, on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. With more than 100 professionals, the firm employs 42 military veterans, 22 of whom are service-disabled.
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Jessie Marushak, Director of Public Relations and Marketing