ACQ5 Names AmeriVet Securities ‘SDVOB Company of the Year’ for their 2019 Global Awards
“Celebrating its 25th year in operation, AmeriVet Securities, Inc., is one of the premier Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) broker-dealers in the US securities industry. AmeriVet Securities is the 2nd oldest SDVOB broker-dealer in existence and is unique in that it is certiﬁed as both a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
AmeriVet Securities, Inc., was initially founded by former US Army paratroopers, all of whom were disabled veterans due to injuries sustained from parachuting. Today, decorated service-disabled US combat veterans from four major conﬂicts, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan, are aﬃliated with AmeriVet Securities.
AmeriVet is the only SDVOB broker-dealer licensed to conduct a securities business, a commodities business, and a registered investment advisory (RIA) business. Utilizing its RIA license, AmeriVet was instrumental in the capital raise for Force Protection, Inc., in the early 2000s that enabled this company to mass produce Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for US and Allied military forces. To date, MRAP vehicles have saved the lives of, and prevented serious injuries to, hundreds of thousands of US and Allied military and civilian personnel, including AmeriVet’s CEO when he served in Afghanistan in 2011.
The Chief Executive Oﬃcer of AmeriVet Securities, Inc., is Elton Johnson, Jr. Mr. Johnson is a decorated disabled combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the US Army Combat Action Badge. He currently holds the following FINRA Series licenses: 3, 4, 7, 14, 24, 27, 30, 52, 53, 57, 63, 65, 79, and 99.
The business mix of AmeriVet Securities, Inc., is institutional ﬁnancial services which it provides to a broad spectrum of institutional corporate and public clients. The ﬁrm’s expertise is in the areas of debt capital markets, equity capital markets, public ﬁnance, loan sales, cash management, and investment banking. The AmeriVet team has experts in each of these areas, many of whom are US military veterans.
In keeping with its motto: “AmeriVet leads the way!”, the AmeriVet team prides itself on being the leader in the securities industry in veteran engagement (i.e., the providing of a variety of services to veterans). This “core mission” of the company is accomplished by our continuous, diligent, and energetic eﬀorts to connect veterans to all the resources available to them while, at the same time, helping organizations, especially Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), connect to the veteran community. The AmeriVet team also places a very strong emphasis on the hiring of veterans. The company’s eﬀorts in the hiring of veterans has been recognized by AmeriVet Securities, Inc., being the ﬁrst, and currently the only, FINRA member to receive the prestigious US Department of Labor (DOL), HIRE Vets Medallion Award. The HIRE (Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing) Vets Medallion Award Program was established as the only federal government program to recognize employer eﬀorts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans.
Providing excellent and exemplary service for its clients while, at the same time, doing its part to take care of the nation’s veterans as our way of thanking them for their service, has been, and will remain, the primary objectives of AmeriVet Securities, Inc.”