Mischler Financial Group is proud to have co-hosted the 1st Annual GTS-Mischler Veterans in the Workplace Luncheon, held at the NYSE on June 21. Organized by GTS Global Markets Commentator and US Marines Corps combat veteran Mark Otto, the luncheon accomplished its two primary missions, (i) to serve as a networking opportunity for military veterans seeking to transition to roles within the private sector and (ii) provide the launchpad for GTS Veteran Analyst Program, a GTS corporate hiring initiative that provides 1-year internship opportunities for qualified military veterans. GTS is a quantitative trading domain expert; the NYSE’s largest Designated Market-Maker (“DMM”) responsible for maintaining fair and orderly markets in 1000+ NYSE listed companies, as well as a global electronic market-maker and liquidity provider serving banks and brokers across the US equities and FICC marketplace.
Keynote speakers for the event included Mischler Financial Group CEO Dean Chamberlain (SDV) a USMA graduate and former U.S. Army Officer; Rear Admiral John Dustin, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Second Fleet and Naval Surface Force Atlantic; Jon Scholl, President of the Health Group at Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and 5-year U.S. Navy veteran; and EY’s Diego Rubio, U.S. Army Veteran, Co-founder of Women Veterans on Wall Street (“mVOWS”).
“It is an honor to deliver a keynote address for a unique program that includes fellow military veterans in the workforce,” said Mischler’s Dean Chamberlain. “As the CEO of the industry’s oldest service-disabled veteran-owned business, it is always inspiring to work alongside corporations that provide veterans with opportunities to leverage the skills acquired in the course of their service and provide focused programs to help them successfully transition to new careers.”
According to Mark Otto of GTS, “This event was a great opportunity to honor both those who are actively serving as well as veterans who, after serving our country, have rejoined the workforce to serve our capital markets. With more than 60 people attending the inaugural luncheon, including corporate executives from select NYSE-listed companies, we’ve built a solid foundation for this newly-established, year-round initiative.”