MCLEAN, Va., June 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chairman of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, recently welcomed Paul T. Murphy; Managing Director of Spire Investment Partners, to the Foundation's Board of Directors. This addition to the board formalizes Spire's role as one of many industry partners supporting Wall Street Warfighters as they prepare service-disabled veterans for careers in the Financial Services industry.
Spire Investment Partners is the parent company of Spire Wealth Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor and Spire Securities; a FINRA licensed Broker Dealer headquartered in McLean, VA, with affiliates throughout the United States. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Villanova University, a former United States Air Force pilot and 20 year veteran of the financial services industry. Mr. Murphy began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant and subsequently spent seven years as a Branch Manager at Morgan Stanley before joining Spire Investment Partners. His responsibilities at Spire include overseeing both the organic and external growth of the firm, the development and expansion of the business model and the nurturing and development of key industry relationships.
"I am honored to be given this opportunity," said Mr. Murphy. "General Pace's leadership emphasizes the importance of taking care of the troops, and Spire has been blessed with the unique opportunity to leverage our industry relationships and business experience to help Wall Street Warfighters 'take care of the troops' who have served our country in harm's way. I can think of no more honorable task than to serve those who have served our Nation and suffered as a result. We look forward to working closely with everyone at Wall Street Warfighters."
The Wall Street Warfighters program helps service-disabled veterans obtain financial security, professional satisfaction and personal independence. The veterans participate in a six-month industry immersion program that includes assessment and career guidance, resume and interview preparation, financial services industry overview, academic preparation for security licensing exams, formal apprenticeships, internships, and assistance in job placement. Warfighters gain valuable exposure to a wide variety of financial services opportunities, with instruction and mentorship by experts in the business.
An important aspect of their support to Wall Street Warfighters, Spire will sponsor, coordinate, and absorb the costs associated with the professional FINRA licensing for program participants, to include the orderly flow of licenses and registrations as these veterans gain employment.
"We are also pleased to announce that Spire Investment Partners has recently been certified as a Veteran Owned Small Business, VOSB," stated Murphy. "This certification will allow us to facilitate transactions with Federal, State and Corporate entities which look to receiving value enhanced services while increasing their contracting with Veteran owned businesses." David Blisk, the CEO of Spire Investment Partners is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served an Air Force Judge Advocate both on active duty and in the Reserves. David retired from the Reserves in 2003 following 7 years of duty in the Pentagon.
"In our capacity as the executives responsible for business development," explained Murphy, "We saw the opportunity to do well by doing good. David and I have made a commitment to donate a very material portion of the net profits of the VOSB sleeve of our business to the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation."
"Paul Murphy is a valuable addition to our team," said General Pace, who has served as Wall Street Warfighters' Chairman since its inception in 2008. "We welcome Paul's experience and dedication, and Spire's generous commitment to our mission."
Working on Wall Street and Main Street, 95% of all Wall Street Warfighter graduates have been hired as a result of the training and exposure opportunities they received through the program. To learn more about the Foundation, or to donate, please visit the website at http://www.WallStreetWarfighters.org; email info(at)WallStreetWarfighters(dot)org; or call 267.909.8944.
Spire Investment Partners, LLC., a hybrid firm, is the parent of both a SEC RIA and a FINRA member BD. Spire Investment Partners offers clearing and custody access to the 5 major custodial platforms. Spire Investment Partners is one of the most flexible RIA/BD combinations in the country. Spire is built to leverage its open architecture and advanced technology in building successful practices.
Spire Investment Partners is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with advisors servicing clients across the country. For more information on Spire Investment Partners, LLC., please go to http://www.joinspire.com or call our toll free number: (800) 737-8907
Spire Wealth Management, LLC. is a Federally Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Securities offered through an affiliate, Spire Securities, LLC. Member FINRA / SIPC.
For more information on Spire Investment Partners, LLC., please go to http://www.spireip.com or contact Paul Murphy at 610.608.1093 or paul.murphy(at)spireip(dot)com.
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