Corporate Excellence 2019

CORPORATE VISION / Global Excellence 2019 125 CORP RATE VISION / Issue 1 2020 7 Fighting for Success AmeriVet team employs a concept created by me that is called the Law of Network Leveraging. Basically, this concept involves connecting with the right people, developing a good business relationship with them, and eventually doing good business with them. This concept, applied over and over again, contributes greatly to the success of any business in any industry”, Elton further adds. Additionally, proof that AmeriVet has met with success in achieving its mission is the fact that AmeriVet Securities, Inc., is the only FINRA member firm that has been awarded the prestigious US Department of Labor (DOL) HIRE Vets Medallion Award twice. AmeriVet received the US DOL HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award in 2018 and the US DOL HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award in 2019. AmeriVet Securities has also received the Office of the Secretary of Defence, Patriotic Employer Award. In all, AmeriVet Securities has received 22 awards/honors over the course of its 25 years in operation making it the most honored and recognized Service Disabled Veteran Owned FINRA member firm in the industry. Of the many accomplishments AmeriVet has achieved in the financial services industry, two are most memorable. AmeriVet was the first FINRA member since World War II to operate under wartime conditions due to the active military duty status of Elton during the Global War on Terror. AmeriVet was in a special inactive status for twelve years while Elton was deployed seven times to five different countries. AmeriVet was also involved in the MRAP Program, the development of Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles via its Registered Investment Advisory Department. AmeriVet functioned as the official Financial Advisor/ Consultant on the capital raise for Force Protection, Inc., which brought this company out of insolvency thus allowing it to proceed with the development and production of its Mine- Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Since being fielded, MRAP vehicles have saved the lives of thousands of US military personnel, including Elton himself when he served in Afghanistan in 2011 and again in 2013-2014. Just as important as these notable achievements, the AmeriVet staff and the role of the team as a whole is also vital to the success of the firm, as Elton is quick to point out. “The US securities industry is a very unique and dynamic industry. As past history has shown (e.g., the Stock Market Crash of 1929), what happens in our industry can directly affect everyone in the US and even worldwide.” “In order to survive and be successful in this industry, a firm must have people who have initiative (these people are often called “go-getters” or “self-starters”) and are capable of thinking “outside-the-box.” A firm needs people who are not quitters; people who realize that often the most important key to success is the willingness to stick it out until the end. Often, just possessing the strength, determination, and perseverance to stay the course determines success in our industry. One of the biggest challenges AmeriVet faces is to find these people in our industry and make them part of the AmeriVet team. So far, we have done quite well.” The “AmeriVet team” very much embraces the team concept which the AmeriVet senior management defines as follows: “A team is composed of members who are dependent upon each other and who work together as a whole to achieve certain objectives and goals.” Elton also added: “Because so many members of the AmeriVet team are former members of the military, they are very familiar with the team concept and can easily apply what they learned about teamwork in the military to teamwork in the business world. This ability to work as a team enables the AmeriVet team to function smoothly and develop a single mindedness regarding the firm’s mission. This contributes greatly to the success of our firm.” Lastly, Elton expressed great gratitude to all the individuals and institutions on Wall Street who have supported AmeriVet by directing business its way. As he puts it: “Many people say, “Thank you for your service” but it’s the ones that say “Thank you for your service” by taking action that helps vets like me who are actually the real difference makers in our industry. They too are also heroes in my eyes.” Contact: Elton Johnson Jr Company: AmeriVet Securities, Inc. Address: 1155 Avenue of the Americas, 14th Floor, 10036, New York, United States Telephone: 949 231 8546 Web Address: Most Outstanding Veteran-Owned Financial Services Firm 2019 - New York