General Sir Nick Parker Joins Academy Securities’ Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of General Sir Nick Parker to its Advisory Board and Geopolitical Intelligence Group.

General Sir Nick Parker, a former British Army Officer, left the UK Army in May 2013 after 40 years’ service. He has held several senior operational military tour posts throughout his career, including Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. General Parker notably led the military reaction to the venue security crisis at the London 2012 Olympics. His final appointment was Commander in Chief UK Land Forces. Since leaving the Army, he has reviewed the senior structure of the UK Police, participated in the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life and has mentored senior business executives.

“We are honored to have General Parker join Academy’s Advisory Board and Geopolitical Group,” stated Academy’s Chairman and CEO Chance Mims. “We are excited to work alongside him as we build out our presence in Europe and expand the breadth of our advisory capabilities.”

General Parker commented on joining Academy Securities: “I am delighted to be joining Academy Securities; having served in US led coalition forces I know that our combined thinking can be extremely powerful. I look forward to re-entering the debate alongside a group of such distinguished veterans.”

General Parker advised the Ukraine Minister of Defense from 2016 to 2019. He was the Chair of the Prince of Wales’ #iwill Campaign and was a Director of the Invictus Games 2014. He is now the Chair of REACT Disaster Response and the Armed Services Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome (Advance) Study.

“Given his service, command experience, and overall expertise, General Parker will contribute greatly to Academy’s Geopolitical Intelligence Group and bring a new perspective,” 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


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