Paul Giroux Joins Academy Securities as Managing Director of Credit Sales

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, and Minority Business Enterprise, today announced the addition of Paul Giroux as Managing Director of Credit Sales. 

Mr. Giroux is an industry veteran with over forty-two years of financial services experience. He brings to Academy tremendous expertise in all aspects of fixed income credit markets including investment grade, high yield, emerging markets, and structured credit products. Mr. Giroux started his career at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup in fixed income sales and subsequently held positions at BlackRock as a Director in ETF sales, FTN Financial as SVP investment grade credit sales, and finally as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at First Empire Asset Management and Dinosaur Financial Group.

“We are greatly looking forward to Paul Giroux joining the team here at Academy,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims, “His decades of industry experience and background in credit sales will pair well with our Veteran mission.”

Mr. Giroux commented on joining Academy Securities: “I am very excited and extremely honored to be joining Academy Securities. Academy is the top veteran owned Broker Dealer and to be able to work with, train, and support these incredible veterans is a true honor. I look forward to being on this superb team and to help build out our credit business.”

Mr. Giroux graduated from Boston University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

“Paul is a great addition to the team and we fully expect him to hit the ground running in the fixed income space,” 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. Academy is our nation’s first 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, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Louisville, Austin, Dallas, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at