Paul Staples Joins Academy Securities as Director of CMBS Sales & Trading – About Your Online Magazine

NEW YORK–() – Academy Securities, a registered, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified brokerage, today announced the addition of Paul Staples as Director of CMBS Sales and Trading.

Mr. Staples has over 25 years of experience in finance and investment-related work. He was the head of CMBS Credit Trading at Citigroup Global Markets, where he worked from 2004 to 2014, focusing on commercial real estate loan origination, CMBS primary issuance and CMBS secondary market trading / formation. Since starting in the industry in 1995, Mr. Staples has also worked for companies such as Newark & ​​​​Co, Arthur Andersen, Nomura and Moody’s Investor Service. Most recently, Mr. Staples was a managing partner at Pinesong Capital Advisors.

“The Academy is excited to expand our Sales and Negotiation team with the addition of Paul Staples,” stated Academy President and CEO Chance Mims, “His CMBS expertise will be extremely valuable to our customers.”

Mr. Staples graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Economics. He is a Level II candidate in the CFA Program.

Mr. Staples commented on joining Academy Securities: “The Academy is an outstanding company and it is an honor to be a part of the team. I am delighted to help the Academy serve its customers and further the social mission of supporting our veterans. ”

“We are very pleased to expand our fixed income trading capabilities with Paul Staples and provide services to investment managers in the CMBS arena,” stated Academy President Phil McConkey.

About Academy Securities

Academy Securities is a prominent, disabled veteran-owned investment bank with strength in the capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff received intensive military training before entering and gaining financial services experience in the global capital markets. We are driven by a mission with a high code of ethics, a strong sense of responsibility and we strive for excellence in pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring the best of each to the benefit of our customers. The Academy is the first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran-owned investment bank and is certified as DVBE, SDVOSB and MBE. The company has a strong mid-level and senior client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, Austin and Sacramento. Information about Academy titles is available at

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