RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup #62 with Victor Perez
The guest speaker at this week’s RINGKNOCKER Virtual Meetup is Victor Perez (USNA ’10).
Victor is a Miami native and a former submarine officer. In line with our theme of enterprising young officers racking up extracurricular accomplishments on active duty, Victor leveraged his presence ashore into an evenings-and-weekends MBA at the University of Chicago, a mere 90-minute drive from the Irish campus…. without traffic.
In 2016, after completing his MBA and fulfilling his Navy commitment, Victor transitioned into Wells Fargo through their inaugural Veteran Employment Transition program, where he is now VP of Credit Derivative Trading. In his spare time, Victor co-founded the Charlotte chapter of Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS), which is the topic of his talk this week.
VOWS is an initiative dedicated to honoring former and current military personnel by facilitating career and business opportunities in the financial services industry. With the help of strategic partner, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and through a combination of educational initiatives, mentoring, outreach to the military, employee affinity groups, and an annual conference, VOWS promotes career development, support, and retention of veterans throughout the global financial services industry.
Central to the VOWS mission is the recognition that many of the skills and cultural values veterans developed in the military—leadership, passion, commitment, and the drive to accomplish a mission—have a direct application in the corporate world. VOWS works with military organizations, veterans groups, industry associations and vendors to build awareness and understanding of how these skills and cultural attributes make military veterans outstanding employees. As the fiscal sponsor, the Bob Woodruff Foundation ensures that funds raised through VOWS are invested in best-in-class programs that empower impacted veterans, service members and their family members, across the nation.
If you are a transitioning officer with an interest in finance, or if you have a career in finance and an interest in giving a shipmate a hand up, DON’T MISS THIS ONE!
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