Randy Lauer Joins Academy Securities as Managing Director, Head of Business Development


NEW YORK–()–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Randy Lauer as Managing Director, Head of Business Development and Institutional Sales.

Mr. Lauer is both a military veteran, having served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and an industry veteran with over 33 years of financial services experience. Most recently, Mr. Lauer was a Managing Director at Citigroup and oversaw all Institutional Markets Sales for the Midwest Region. In this role, Mr. Lauer managed a regional team of sales and trading professionals and was responsible for the distribution of all fixed income, futures, equities, and municipal product in the region. Prior to this role, Mr. Lauer was in New York and oversaw all Securitized Product Sales for North America. Mr. Lauer started his career with Salomon Brothers in New York and held numerous sales leadership positions, all in institutional markets.

“We are thrilled to add another impressive military veteran to the Academy team,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims. “Randy’s sales and leadership expertise will greatly add to the growth trajectory of the Firm.”

Mr. Lauer commented on joining Academy: “I am very excited and extremely honored to be joining the Academy Securities Team. Academy is the best-in-class Veteran owned broker dealer and their Cyber Intelligence and ESG teams deliver real cutting-edge value to their clients. What also attracted me to Academy is their commitment to a strong social mission. To me there is no cause more noble then to hire, train, and support those young men and women who have sacrificed and served this great country of ours. I look forward to this next chapter of service with Academy Securities!”

As an officer in the Marine Corps, Mr. Lauer held numerous leadership billets ranging from platoon commander to company commander. He received his bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

“Randy has had a remarkable career providing service to some of the top hedge funds, insurance companies, and asset managers in the Country. We are honored to have him on the team and help us grow our Midwest presence,” stated Academy’s President Phil McConkey.

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 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 City, Dallas, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, Austin, Louisville, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.


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