Former General Electric Treasury Executive Dave Rusate Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of David B. Rusate to its Advisory Board.

Mr. Rusate brings with him a depth of experience in the financial services industry. After graduating from Quinnipiac College in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Finance, he spent the first 8 years of his career with Union Carbide in various International Treasury assignments, including Hong Kong and Singapore. He then joined the General Electric Company as the Managing Director for Foreign Exchange and Commodity Strategy where he managed sovereign risk. He was also the Treasurer of GE’s largest division, Power. Mr. Rusate is the President & Founder of Rusate Capital Management.

“Academy is proud to add such an accomplished individual to our advisory board,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “Dave brings a renowned expertise that will be a strong additive to our value add proposition on behalf of clients as well as our social mission.”

Mr. Rusate was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance in June 2007 by Treasury & Risk Magazine. He served two terms as a Foreign Exchange Sub-Committee member of the New York Federal Reserve and served on the GE Pension Trust Asset Allocation Committee. Additionally, Mr. Rusate is a past President of the National Association of Credit Management.

“We are honored to continue to expand our advisory board with the addition of Dave Rusate. He brings an incredible background and market expertise,” said Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Diego and Chapel Hill. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.

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