Commitment to Veterans

Drexel Hamilton has a had since its inception a core value and mantra of “pairing a “Vet with a Vet”.  By leveraging the vast array of skill sets that our military veterans and bring to the table we pair our Wall street veterans in a side-by-side ongoing training protocol designed to facilitate a rapid yet thorough assimilation of the nuances and core tenets of finance in line with our business lines.

*Lawrence K. Doll

*Lawrence K. Doll

Chairman & Founder

Doll is the Chairman and Founder of Drexel Hamilton, a firm he started in 2007. Initially, Doll achieved success as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry, where he founded both The Lawrence Doll Company, which specializes in land development, and Lawrence Doll Homes, a builder of upscale homes and townhouses. Doll is also Chairman of the Board of United Bank, a retail and commercial banking subsidiary of United Bankshares with more than $15 billion in assets and operations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A service-disabled United States Marine Corps veteran, Doll’s duty in Vietnam earned him two Purple Hearts, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and a prestigious appointment to the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard in Washington, DC.

Gerald Wilson

Gerald Wilson

Project Finance
*Kateri Riley

*Kateri Riley

Capital Markets
Andrew Darcy

Andrew Darcy

Equity Trading
Fernando Alvarez

Fernando Alvarez

Syndicate

U.S. Air Force

*Daniel Boyle

*Daniel Boyle

Co-President

U.S. Marine Corps

*Eric Eberth

*Eric Eberth

Municipal Finance

Eric C. Eberth is a former AH-64D Apache Longbow pilot from Salem, Oregon. Eric joined the military in 1996 as an Air Transportation Journeyman in the United States Air Force. Eric then attended Officer Candidate School with the United States Marine Corps in hopes of becoming an aviator. Given the limited opportunities at the time, Eric changed services once again to the United States Army, serving first as an infantryman and finally as an Apache Longbow pilot.

Eric was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after deployment to Iraq. Consequently, Eric was medically separated from the armed forces in December 2008.

Eric possesses a BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and was one of the first graduates of the Wall Street Warfighters program hired by Drexel Hamilton. He began working alongside Tom Mead on the municipal finance desk, learning the underwriting and banking aspects of the municipal industry. In 2013, Eric moved to California as part of the firm’s effort to expand its presence in the Golden State. He currently operates from the firm’s San Francisco office as a relationship banker, maintaining relationships with municipal issuers in California and along the West Coast, as well as an institutional sales professional working with industry veteran Brian Davis on fixed income accounts.

ROGER ELSAS

ROGER ELSAS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CAPITAL MARKETS

Elsas, a United States Navy and Vietnam veteran, is the Managing Director responsible for overseeing all branches of Capital Markets for Drexel Hamilton. He began his career with 18 years at LF Rothschild & Co, where during that time he honed his skills in Institutional Equity and Syndicates, ultimately serving as the Managing Director for Fixed Income Syndicates. Elsas spent the next eight years at Lehman Brothers heading up the Fixed Income Syndicate desk and equity responsibilities for Capital Market & Syndicate activities. Most recently, Elsas spent 14 years as a senior member of the leadership team at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

*Joseph Falcone

*Joseph Falcone

Structured Products

U.S. Navy

Jesse Jefferson

Jesse Jefferson

Fixed Income Sales

U.S. Army

*Jerry Majetich

*Jerry Majetich

Municipals

Jerry Majetich has served in the Marine Corps and Army. Jerry started his military career in 1988 at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Security Forces (MCSF) aboard the USS Saratoga, NAS Mayport, Florida. He served as the Security team leader, Captains orderly, and Squad Leader with Weapons Company 1/7 during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 1992.

Jerry served in the Army from 1993 to 2007. In 1993 he attended the Finance and Accounting School at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jerry
served as a detachment Sergeant with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
(DFAS), Indianapolis, an Infantry squad leader and a section sergeant with the
Indiana National Guard, and a Psychological Operations Tactical Team Leader with
the 7th Group, Army Reserve.

In October of 2005, his vehicle was struck with an IED and he was medically evacuated to Landstuhl, Germany where he was stabilized. He was later transported to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Fort Sam Houston, Texas on November 2, 2005. His injuries are 35% Total Body Surface (TBS) burns, 100% face and scalp burns, the loss of both ears and a portion of his nose. Complete amputation of right pinky and thumb, amputation down to the first joint of the remaining three fingers, fingertip amputation of all four fingers of the left hand. He also suffered severe muscle loss and damage to the right arm and shoulder. Jerry’s breast plate was forced into his stomach during the blast, which resulted in the loss of 1/3 of his small intestines and 1/4 of his stomach. Upon evacuation from Iraq, he was wounded by gun shots to his rear upper right leg and right shoulder. He also fractured his spine in three places along the L4 and L5 lumbar region.

Jerry received several awards for his service, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in 2006. Jerry is hoping that the training he received and the work he is doing will continue to help provide for his family, and that the Wall Street Warfighters will continue providing opportunities to our returning disabled veterans.

*John Martinko

*John Martinko

Managing Partner

Martinko serves as Co-President and is responsible for overseeing new business initiatives and opportunities. He previously served as a Managing Director responsible for the leadership and development of Drexel Hamilton’s Capital Markets Group. Martinko joined Drexel Hamilton from Credit Suisse where he was a Vice President on their Equity Trading floor.

Martinko served as an Infantry Officer, Special Operations Airborne Ranger, in the United States Army achieving the rank of Captain. His professional military experience includes serving in 82 Airborne Division and the Special Operations Force 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed seven times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinko took part in the initial strikes into Iraq.

He is a recipient of three Bronze Stars, one with the “V” (Valor) device denoting his acts of heroism while involved in close quarter battle in Afghanistan. Martinko has also conducted multinational operations and was awarded the Canadian and Israeli Defense Forces Paratrooper Jump Wings.

Martinko serves on the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund board.

Martinko is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and holds an MBA from Saint Martin’s University, Olympia, WA. He holds FINRA Licenses: 3, 7, 24, 55, 63, & 79.

TOM MEAD

TOM MEAD

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MUNICIPAL FINANCE

Mead, a United States Army and Vietnam era veteran, serves as the Managing Director for Drexel Hamilton’s Municipal Finance department. Mead began his career at Salomon Brothers, where he worked for 20 years becoming Managing Director responsible for municipal sales, trading, and underwriting. Prior to his arrival at Drexel Hamilton, Mead was a Managing Director at Ramirez & Company and President of WR Lazard & Company, where he brought unranked municipal divisions into the top ten of co-managed underwriters while underwriting a wide range of new issues across the country. Additionally, Mead has been financial adviser to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority for the last 20 years.

*Anthony Felice

*Anthony Felice

CEO & Managing Partner

Anthony (Tony) Felice assumed the role of CEO in November of 2017 as part of Drexel Hamilton’s transition to Service-Disabled Veteran management. He has been with the firm since 2015, working primarily in the firm’s equity department.

Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton, Felice was in-house counsel for a boutique investment bank and held various positions at the firm’s private equity parent company. Preceding his work at financial firms, Felice was a practicing attorney in the corporate, securities and tax areas.

Felice is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where he was a 4-year letterman and team captain on Army’s NCAA Division I Ice Hockey team. After graduating from West Point, he became an officer in the United States Army deploying overseas to Panama, Macedonia and Kosovo. He holds a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and is a member of the State of Florida and District of Columbia Bars. Felice holds Series 7, 24, & 63 FINRA Licenses.

Patrick O’Connor

Patrick O’Connor

Fixed Income Sales

U.S. Army

John Martinko

John Martinko

Managing Partner

Martinko serves as Co-President and is responsible for overseeing new business initiatives and opportunities. He previously served as a Managing Director responsible for the leadership and development of Drexel Hamilton’s Capital Markets Group. Martinko joined Drexel Hamilton from Credit Suisse where he was a Vice President on their Equity Trading floor.

Martinko served as an Infantry Officer, Special Operations Airborne Ranger, in the United States Army achieving the rank of Captain. His professional military experience includes serving in 82 Airborne Division and the Special Operations Force 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed seven times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinko took part in the initial strikes into Iraq.

He is a recipient of three Bronze Stars, one with the “V” (Valor) device denoting his acts of heroism while involved in close quarter battle in Afghanistan. Martinko has also conducted multinational operations and was awarded the Canadian and Israeli Defense Forces Paratrooper Jump Wings.

Martinko serves on the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund board.

Martinko is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and holds an MBA from Saint Martin’s University, Olympia, WA. He holds FINRA Licenses: 3, 7, 24, 55, 63, & 79.

*Fred Phelan

*Fred Phelan

Institutional Sales

Lt. Col Phelan graduated from the Air Force Academy in June 1993. His fist assignment was as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, AZ. He Commanded 115 airmen and coordinated maintenance among six work centers supporting 209 F-16 and F-15E fighter aircraft. In 1994, Lt. Col Phelan was selected to attend Undergraduate Navigator Training at Randolph AFB, San Antonio. Upon completion of training, he was assigned to fly RC/OC/WC-135 aircraft at the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, NE. In 1999, Lt. Col Phelan was assigned as Chief Air Operations Officer, where he managed the $75 million dollar RC-135 aircraft in all tactical aspects of high priority reconnaissance missions, ensuring successful data collection of foreign strategic weapon systems.

During the initial phases of Operation Enduring Freedom, Lt. Col Phelan was handpicked to serve as the Deputy Commander for Cobra Ball flight operations and flew the first ever combat sortie of that weapon system over Afghanistan in January 2002. He separated from active duty in 2002 and transitioned to flying the C-130 aircraft with assignments in both the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard. During this time, he deployed four times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Col Phelan is a Master Navigator and logged over 2,800 hours in RC/OC/WC/KC-135s and C-130E/H aircraft, and he has flown 240 combat sorties.

Fred currently serves as a reservist with the United States European Command Headquarters staff in Stuttgart, Germany. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

Fred lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife, Melissa, and his two children.

Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher

Managing Partner

Tim is a Managing Partner responsible for originating, managing and capital raising for many of Drexel Hamilton’s private clients. He started his finance career in equity research at UBS and JP Morgan, launching coverage on 40+ MLPs in a variety of energy verticals. As an assistant MLP portfolio manager at Parker Global Strategies, Tim’s fund outperformed its benchmark in 2013 and 2014. He also raised equity and debt capital for middle market companies in the oil & gas, transportation and specialty finance sectors before joining Drexel Hamilton. Mr. Fisher was a U.S. Army Artillery Officer, serving three tours in Iraq. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY) and holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. He holds FINRA licenses 7, 63, 79, 86, and 87.

Meghan Polis

Meghan Polis

Municipals

U.S. Army National Guard

BRIAN RUTTENBUR

BRIAN RUTTENBUR

SENIOR EQUITY RESEARCH ANALYST

Ruttenbur is currently responsible for Equity Research coverage of the government services and defense electronics sectors. He has covered the defense sector for over twenty years as a sell-side analyst and has been a top ranked analyst by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes/Star Mine a several times in the last decade. Prior to joining Drexel Hamilton he worked at BB&T Capital Markets, CRT Capital, Morgan Keegan, and SunTrust Equitable. Prior to equity research Mr. Ruttenbur served on active duty as an officer in the USAF guarding and transporting nuclear weapons. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and a MAS from the University of Montana. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

Alex Kim

Alex Kim

Managing Partner

U.S. Marine Corps

*Edward Sanok

*Edward Sanok

Compliance

U.S. Air Force

*Scott Smiley

*Scott Smiley

Capital Markets

U.S. Army

*= service-disabled veteran

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