In celebration of Fleet Week, NASDAQ invited Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) to ring the closing bell on May 25, 2017. Joe Sheridan and Pat O’Connor, Drexel Hamilton employees and Veterans, were honored to participate on behalf of the firm and VOWS.
“It was great to meet with fellow veterans and Navy brethren while supporting VOWS during Fleet Week,” shared Joe Sheridan, Senior Vice President of Fixed Income Sales at Drexel Hamilton.
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) is an initiative dedicated to honoring former and currently military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry.
Through a combination of educational initiatives, mentoring, outreach to the military, employee affinity groups, and an annual conference, VOWS promotes career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry.
Central to the VOWS mission is the recognition that many of the skills veterans developed in the military–leadership, fast and accurate decision–making, operational focus, and the drive to accomplish a mission–have a direct application on Wall Street. VOWS also recognizes that the cultural values our veterans have developed in the military—passion, drive, commitment, and teamwork—mesh with the corporate values sought after and practiced in the financial services industry. VOWS works with military organizations, veterans groups, industry associations and vendors to build awareness and understanding of how these skills and cultural attributes make military veterans outstanding employees.
For more information, visit: www.veteransonwallstreet.com.