SOURCE: John Thomas Financial

John Thomas Financial

January 18, 2011 11:01 ET

John Thomas Financial CEO Thomas Belesis Reveals His Plans for Expansion in an Exclusive Interview With CNBC

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Thomas Belesis, CEO of John Thomas Financial, a full service broker-dealer offering client-centric retail brokerage and investment banking service, said in an exclusive CNBC interview that he is looking to hire 300 financial professionals immediately.

"In the industry as a whole there's a big void, and when I first started the company I felt the void had to be filled with a commitment that was necessary to bring back the traditional Wall Street, which helped build America," Belesis says of his motivation to grow his business.

Founded in 2007, John Thomas Financial has experienced rapid growth that has differentiated the firm during the economic recession.

"We offer opportunities. While people were firing, we were hiring; while people were vacating space, we were occupying space," Belesis explains. "We went from 400 square feet as an office space to now over 43,000 sq ft because our model works."

Belesis referred to the Corporate Development Center at John Thomas Financial, which focuses on current financial industry professionals, as well as those who lost their jobs during the economic crisis. The Corporate Development Center is managed by New Horizons, the exclusive recruiting and business development firm for John Thomas Financial.

The financial representatives at John Thomas Financial and its affiliate companies practice traditional brokerage, investment banking, and investment advisory services.

For those who are new to the business, John Thomas Financial also offers a robust stockbroker training program. The on-site program prepares prospective finance professionals for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) licensing exams and trains them on the ins and outs of the business, including sales, ethics and compliance.

For more information about opportunities at John Thomas Financial and its business development, contact the Corporate Development Center at 212-299-7821.

About John Thomas Financial

John Thomas Financial, member of the FINRA and SIPC, is an Independent Broker Dealer and Investment Banking firm headquartered in New York City's Wall Street district. Emphasizing a client-centric approach to managing all aspects of its business, the firm offers a full complement of retail brokerage and corporate advisory services tailored to the unique needs of its clients. For more information on the firm, please visit

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