About Us

AmeriVet’s Duty

As a veteran owned and operated financial services firm, AmeriVet Securities is a pioneer in the industry. Learn more about our organization and how we began.

Our Story

After establishing one of the first SDVOB broker/dealers in the early 1990s, I was called up for active military service in December 2001 and spent several years overseas on six deployments. I became a combat veteran having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After my deployments, I returned to the States and saw that the entire SDVOB broker/dealer landscape had changed and I would need more resources and a strategic partner to compete and continue AmeriVet’s mission to hire and train returning U.S. military veterans. South Street became that partner by investing significant resources in our firm and sending us down the path towards success. I am humbled by the support South Street has given the AmeriVet team and look forward to providing differentiated value to our clients.

– Elton Johnson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Retired Reserve

Our Team

AmeriVet is proud to leverage the talent of our roster of veterans who have distinguished themselves in both the military and in the financial sector, plus proven experts and specialists in capital markets and investment banking.

Elton Johnson Jr.

Founder & CEO
United States Army (Ret.)

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Michael Naidrich

Co-Head of Capital Markets-Equities

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Patrick Perdue

Co-Head of Capital Markets-Fixed Income
Veteran, United States Navy

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Carmine R. Urciuoli

Managing Director
Head of Fixed Income, Trading and Sales

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Mercedes Elias

Head of Veteran Engagement
Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps

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Andrew Cary

Senior Vice President
Utilities

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Michael Mullowney

Managing Director
Head of Equity Syndicate

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Thomas Voorhees

Executive Director, Fixed Income Trading

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Gregory Faranello

Executive Director, Head of US Rates

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Stephen Haas

Executive Director, Head of Fixed Income Trading

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Steven Kay

Senior Vice-President
Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps

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Timothy Wilson

Senior Vice President, Credit Sales

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Jason Pandak

Head of Business Development
Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps

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Jason Wong

Director of Fixed Income Sales

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Karanjit Paul

Rotational Analyst
U.S. Navy Reserve

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Dexter Tran

Chief Technology Officer
Veteran, United States Army

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Our Board of Directors

Elton Johnson Jr.

Founder & CEO
United States Army (Ret.)

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Robert Jones, MAJ

United States Air Force (Ret.)
CEO, West Point Services

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Brian Layer, BG

United States Army (Ret.)
Public & Private Sector Advisor

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Jason Schuit

Co-Chief Investment Officer,
South Street Securities Holdings

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James M. Tabacchi

President & CEO of South
Street Securities Holdings

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John Wharton, MG

United States Army (Ret.)
Public & Private
Technology Advisor

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Our Partners

South Street Securities Holdings

Established in 2001, South Street Securities is New York City-based, SEC-registered, FINRA-regulated broker-dealer that concentrates solely on repo cash investment and repo security financing services. In October 2018, South Street made a capital commitment in AmeriVet Securities to create a client focused, full-service institutional broker-dealer and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) for the institutional market. South Street also provides operational support to AmeriVet (e.g., compliance, information technology, accounting).

Pershing, LLC

A subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Pershing provides clearing and settlement services to AmeriVet.