James Cahill has retired as president and CEO of Drexel Hamilton, a broker dealer dedicated to offering meaningful employment to disabled veterans.
Anthony Felice, Daniel Boyle, and John Martinko, all service-disabled veterans and employees of the broker-dealer, will take over the day-to-day leadership of the company, the firm announced on Wednesday.
“I have had more gratification doing this job than any man should have,” Cahill said. “I’m proud to pass the torch to three capable and deserving service-disabled veterans.”
Felice has been with Drexel Hamilton since 2015 and will now serve as CEO. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and served as an officer in the United States Army in Panama, Macedonia, Kosovo and Germany.
Boyle has been with Drexel Hamilton since 2011 and will now act as co-president. He served as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed twice to Iraq. During his service, he received multiple awards, including the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal twice; the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal; and a Combat Action Ribbon.
Martinko joined Drexel Hamilton in 2012 and will now function as co-president. He served as an infantry officer, Special Operations Airborne Ranger, in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Captain. He deployed seven times during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He is a recipient of three Bronze Stars, one with the “V” (Valor) device denoting his acts of heroism.
“We’re appreciative of everything James Cahill has done for the firm and the veterans we employ,” Felice said on behalf of the new leadership team. “Together we will carry on Drexel Hamilton’s legacy and pay it forward to veterans, especially those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Drexel Hamilton was founded by Lawrence Doll in 2007 on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. Under Cahill’s leadership, the firm employs 40% veterans, half of whom are service-disabled. Since its founding, the company has hired and trained 82 veterans.