Former N.Y. Giant Bavaro joins Academy’s short-term liquidity team

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Mark Bavaro, former tight-end and two-time Super Bowl champion for the New York Giants is taking on an expanded role at Academy Securities.

Bavaro joined Academy in 2012 and has now been added to the short-term liquidity team, led by Joe Tarditi and Matt McQuillen. He will be supporting the institutional money market sales effort, covering 2a7 funds, state and local investment teams and corporate cash portfolios.

Academy Securities is a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise.

Bavaro has worked in the financial services industry since 2003, most recently at Morgan Stanley.

“Mark’s entire career in football and then the finance world has reflected his grit and character,” said Academy’s President, Phil McConkey. “I am lucky to have Mark as my teammate for the second time as we advance our mission of training and employing veterans so they can enjoy a career in finance.” McConkey was a wide receiver for the Giants from 1983 to 1985 and from 1986 to 1988.

Bavaro was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round out of Notre Dame, where he was an All-American. He became a starter in his rookie season in 1985 and became known for his toughness and determination. His skills as a blocker and receiver helped the Giants win Super Bowl XXI and XXV. After leaving the Giants in 1990, he played for the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.

“I’m pleased to be expanding my role at Academy Securities, where we service the needs of our clients while also impacting the military veteran community,” said Bavaro, who is a member of the Giants “Ring of Honor.”

“Joe and I are thrilled to have Mark aboard Academy Securities. He brings a lifetime of relationships in key markets and will be a great addition to the team as we expand our money market footprint,” McQuillen said.

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