John Thomas Financial, an independent broker/dealer and investment-banking firm located in New York City’s financial district is proud to announce today that CEO Thomas Belesis, has been named a Co-Chairman of the New York State Republican Finance Committee. Belesis was named Co-Chairman at the Finance Committee’s formation meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at The Harvard Club in New York hosted by State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.
Belesis was a key backer of the State Party’s efforts in the 2010 election and has also been an active supporter of the Republican National Committee over the last election cycle. He will be working alongside new State Finance Chairman Matthew Mellon of the Drexel and Mellon banking families, co-founder of Hanley Mellon, and co-developer of the famed Jimmy Choo shoe, clothing and accessories brand.
Together with the other members of the Finance Committee, Belesis has committed to help the State GOP drive government reforms that will help rebuild New York’s powerful business engine and create jobs. He was recently honored for his efforts by the Queens County Republican Party and The New York Republican County Committee who named him as their 2011 Businessman of the Year. In 2009, Belesis was named Bronx GOP Man of the Year, an award presented to him by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
“I am honored to be able to serve the New York State Republican Party in this way. I look forward to working with Chairman Cox, Mr. Mellon, and the rest of the Committee as we continue to fight for a smaller, more responsible and pro-growth government for all New Yorkers,” stated Belesis.
“Thomas Belesis has been an important part of our efforts to rebuild the Republican Party in this state,” stated Chairman Cox. “His efforts on the Finance Committee will help ensure fiscally conservative policies have a voice in our state and we can continue our work to restore New York’s economy. I look forward to working with him to engage a new generation of Republican donors with our cause,” said Ed Cox.
Belesis’ has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry. He founded John Thomas Financial in 2007. A boutique firm at the time of its inception, John Thomas Financial has since grown to a global, full-service financial institution under Belesis’ leadership. Now headquartered in 43,000 sq. ft. of 14 Wall St., John Thomas Financial and its affiliates provide a range of retail brokerage, investment banking, corporate advisory, and private wealth management services.
Downtown Magazine, which highlights the best of Lower Manhattan, named Belesis “The New Face of Finance” in its Winter 2010 issue.
Thomas Belesis is also an Executive Board Member of the World Energy Forum at the United Nations. He is featured regularly as a contributing guest on business news programming including Fox Business News and CNBC for his insights on financial, economic and energy issues.
In addition to his work with the Republican Party, Belesis is an active philanthropist, supporting organizations including the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Greek America Foundation, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, as well as animal rights and rescue charities.