SOURCE: John Thomas Financial Inc

John Thomas Financial Inc

October 26, 2009 10:27 ET

Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani Personally Presented the Prestigious Bronx GOP "Man of the Year" Award to Thomas Belesis, CEO and Founder of John Thomas Financial

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - John Thomas Financial, Inc, a full service Independent Broker Dealer offering a full range of retail brokerage and Investment Banking services, today announced that Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani presented Thomas Belesis, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of John Thomas Financial, with the Bronx GOP's "Man of the Year" award last Thursday evening, October 22, 2009.

Mr. Giuliani's introduction observed that Mr. Belesis "embodies the spirit of the American dream," paying tribute to his rise "from humble beginnings to become a great success on Wall Street." The former mayor also mentioned as among Mr. Belesis' achievements helping "so many young New Yorkers realize their own dream" by providing them with opportunities to join the financial services industry and "starting them on the road to their own success in life." Mr. Giuliani's entire videotaped address can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYwoj7Nf1T4.

The event, which also honored Carmen Gomez Goldberg as Bronx GOP's "Woman of the Year" and bestowed a lifetime achievement award upon Frank Vernuccio, was attended by other luminaries, among them current New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Bronx County GOP Leader Joseph J. Savino, World Energy Forum Chairman Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh, Deputy Chairman and United Nations Ambassador H. E. Waheed Waheedullah as well as Fred Brown, Sr. President of the National Black Republican Council.

About John Thomas Financial, Inc.

John Thomas Financial, Inc. is a full service Broker Dealer, member of the FINRA and SIPC, providing client- centric retail brokerage, investment banking and corporate advisory services, headquartered at 14 Wall Street, 23rd floor New York, NY 10005 directly across from the New York Stock Exchange, with a growing network of Independent Registered Representatives. For more information on the firm, please visit our website www.johnthomasbd.com or contact our strategic business development center below.

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