Rohit Thapliyal Joins Academy Securities as Managing Director, Head of Medium-Term Notes

Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Rohit Thapliyal as Managing Director, Head of Medium-Term Notes.

Mr. Thapliyal brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Academy Securities, joining the firm by way of Citigroup where he managed the investment grade medium-term note business for North America. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a keen understanding of market dynamics, a commitment to client success, and a track record of driving strategic initiatives. Mr. Thapliyal will be responsible for all medium-term note origination and trading while leveraging his extensive background in capital markets.

"We are thrilled to welcome Rohit to the team," said Chance Mims, CEO and Founder of Academy Securities. "He is a top tier professional in the industry and will greatly enhance our capabilities and contribute to the continued success of Academy."

Mr. Thapliyal commented: "I am excited to join Academy Securities, a firm renowned for its commitment to excellence and client-focused approach, and a strong veteran focused social mission. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Academy Securities to drive innovation, foster growth, and deliver unparalleled financial solutions to our clients."

Mr. Thapliyal received an MS from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He holds his FINRA Series 7, 63, and 79 licenses.

“We are excited to expand our mission driven team with a professional like Rohit who enhances the value-add proposition to our clients while sharing our passion to provide meaningful careers to our nation’s heroes,” 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. 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, Chapel Hill, Louisville, Austin, Dallas, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at