Service Disabled Veteran Owned Minority Broker-Dealer – Drexel Hamilton, LLC

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Minority Broker-Dealer  – Drexel Hamilton, LLC

Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Broker-Dealer founded on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. Aware of the need to equip veterans with a marketable skill set, our founder Lawrence Doll collaborated with retired Marine General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and co-founded the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, a non-profit organization which identifies, trains, and helps placed disabled veterans in careers in the financial services industry.  The training program covers all expenses including room and board, travel, licensing exams, and a monthly stipend. Learn more about Wall Street Warfighters Foundation.

Drexel Hamilton serves as the regulatory sponsor to the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, providing office space and onsite training. Drexel is also the single largest source of hiring for its graduates. A founding principle of our firm is a commitment to not just be owned, but operated by disabled veterans.

At Drexel Hamilton, it is our belief that the long-term prosperity of our philanthropic mission to train and employ disabled veterans is solely dependent upon our success in developing a viable business. It is this commitment which has been the impetus behind the initial development, and continued investment in a viable full-service institutional broker-dealer.

Commitment to Disabled Veterans

As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Managed Business Enterprise owned and operated by veterans and disabled veterans, Drexel Hamilton identifies with the challenges of recently disabled veterans transitioning to a new career. Drexel Hamilton, LLC has made the following commitments to disabled veterans:

  • Maintain a concentration of veteran and disabled veteran employees of 50 percent or greater.
  • Financially and professionally support the training and employment of disabled veterans in the Institutional Financial Services industry.

Leadership Team


Chairman and Founder

Lawrence K. Doll is the Chairman and Founder of Drexel Hamilton. Prior to starting the firm in 2008, Doll achieved success as an entrepreneur in the real estate industry. He founded both The Lawrence Doll Company, which specializes in land development, and Lawrence Doll Homes, a builder of upscale homes and townhouses. Doll is also Chairman of the Board of United Bank, a retail and commercial banking subsidiary of United Bankshares with more than $4 billion in assets and operations in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A service-disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Doll’s duty in Vietnam earned him two Purple Hearts, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and a prestigious appointment to U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard in Washington, DC. He is also the co-founder of the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation with General Peter Pace.


Managing overall operations in Drexel Hamilton offices throughout the country, Cahill has spent his entire career in fixed income securities. Having first started at Salomon Brothers, he served as managing director and ran sales groups at the firm. Cahill subsequently moved to Lehman Brothers in 1987, where he acted as a managing director covering some of the nation’s largest institutional accounts. In 2000, he joined Keefe Bryuette & Woods (KBW) and presided over fixed income operations.

Managing Director
Corporate Trading

Glynn is the Managing Director responsible for trading all Corporate Bonds and Taxable Municipal Issuance. He brings over 25 years of expertise in fixed income Credit Trading to Drexel Hamilton. Glynn began his career at Bear Stearns & Co, spending 14 years on the Institutional Trading Desk. He then moved to Merrill Lynch and was a Senior Trader responsible for various sectors of the Investment Grade Corporate Bond market. Glynn then went to London for six years as Head of Trading, Dollar Denominated Credit for JP Morgan Chase.

Managing Director
Municipal Finance

Mead, a U.S. Army and Vietnam era veteran is also a veteran of the municipal finance business. He began his career at Salomon Brothers where he became the managing director of sales, trading and underwriting. Following his stint at Salomon, Mead spent a decade as President at WR Lazard. Since then, he has held managing director positions at Ramirez & Co and MFR Securities, where he worked to build the municipal finance divisions, participating in countless underwritings for a diverse array of municipal clients. Additionally, Mead has been financial advisor to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority for the last 20 years. He will continue this role at Drexel Hamilton while seeking to involve the firm in select new municipal issues.

Managing Director
Government Agency Trading

At Drexel Hamilton, Ivcic works with major state funds, insurance companies, and asset managers, providing advice and value added portfolio management strategies. He spent the first 10 years of his career with Prudential Bache Securities, most of that as Head Agency Trader/Sr. VP, and also served on the Steering Committee for the Agency Traders Association. He then helped build County Natwest GSI as a Managing Director before continuing his trading career as Head Agency Trader at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Using 24 years of trading expertise, Ivcic garnered nine years of additional and diversified experience on the “sell” side at UBS, Oppenheimer and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Managing Director
Capital Markets

As the Managing Director of Capital Markets, Elsas, a U.S. Navy and Vietnam veteran, is responsible for building out this business line for Drexel Hamilton. He began his career with 18 years at LF Rothschild & Co. During that time, Elsas honed his skills in Institutional Equity and Syndicates, ultimately serving as the Managing Director for Fixed Income Syndicates. He spent the next eight years at Lehman Brothers heading up the Fixed Income Syndicate desk and equity responsibilities for Capital Market & Syndicate activities. Most recently, Elsas spent 14 years as a senior member of the leadership team at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

craig simmons
capital markets

Simmons is currently responsible for capital markets and managing client relationships at Drexel Hamilton.  During the past three decades, he has served institutional investors and corporations in the U.S. and Asia in several capacities, including sales, investment banking and investment strategy.  As a consultant at Armored Wolf, Simmons was instrumental in developing key investor strategy and securing seed investors for the start-up hedge fund.  Previously, he worked in fixed income for Lehman Brothers and he has been responsible for raising capital for private equity, hedge funds and real estate at a number of other firms.  Simmons also served as the first member of the debt capital markets investment banking team for Williams Capital.  He first began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Senior Vice President
Equity and Capital Markets

Kerin has 20 years of capital markets experience with firms such as Lehman Brothers, Wachovia Securities, Keefe Bruyette & Woods and Oppenheimer. At KBW, he was part of a team that securitized and syndicated $10 billion of Trup CDO’s and $20 billion of standalone Bank and Insurance debt. Most recently, Kerin was a Corporate Bond Trader at Oppenheimer Capital Markets, responsible for the secondary trading of Utilities and Manufacturing sectors.


A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Quinn participated in the initial phase of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2001, providing forward combat logistical support to Surface, Aviation, and Coalition Special Forces Units operating in Afghanistan. After his military service, he became the eighth graduate of the Wall Street Warfighters Program. Quinn first began his civilian career with an equity agency execution broker-dealer, ultimately serving as the Director of Client Services/Product Specialist. Quinn has continued to serve the financial services industry with technology solutions working for SEI Investments and CorePROFIT Solutions. With expertise in electronic equity execution services, program trading and algorithmic trading, he served as a board member on the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia (ITAP) from 2004 to the present with a brief hiatus from 2009-2010.

Chief Operating Officer

Gobora is one of Drexel Hamilton’s founding partners and recently retired from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after more than two decades of service. With more than 25 years of experience in the securities industry, he previously served as Director of Institutional Equity Derivatives Marketing for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) where he was responsible for managing the equity option, sector index option and foreign currency option marketing. Gobora began his career as a retail broker before transitioning to an institutional equity and fixed income broker associated with such firms as Legg Mason, Philadelphia Investors and Republic New York Securities. He holds Series 4, 7, 24, 63,65,79 and 99 licenses from FINRA.

Managing Director
Director of Research

Sine is currently responsible for overseeing equity research with a focus on technical analysis and telecommunications services. Ranked a top analyst by the financial press several times throughout the past decade, he has managed start-up research operations for a number of firms and worked at some of the leading US investment banks. Sine currently serves as director and board secretary of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is a past director of the Market Technicians Association. Previously, he had started and built the equity research practice at Capstone Investments, eventually growing the division to include 17 analysts with 24 institutional sales people. He is the recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) award designations and holds the FINRA series 7, 16, 24, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.

Chief Compliance Officer

Lindh joined Drexel Hamilton in June of 2011, bringing with her over 20 years of industry experience. She started her career at N. D. Meyer & Co., Inc., a boutique municipal bond broker/dealer located in Philadelphia. During her 18-year tenure there, she worked her way from office clerk to Vice President of Operations, learning the many aspects of brokerage operations, finance and compliance along the way. In 2005, Lindh joined Commerce Capital Markets, Inc. as Vice President of Fixed Income Operations working directly with the Institutional Trading, Sales, Underwriting and Public Finance teams, as well as partnering with the Finance and Compliance departments on an ongoing basis. She holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 99 licenses.


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