Over the past year, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with Sam Brand as he transitioned out of the U.S. Navy. Early in our conversations, it was apparent that Sam knew exactly what he wanted to do following the military and had laid a course for himself that would set him up for success. He had his sights set on becoming a Financial Advisor in the Boston area. In the months leading up to his transition date, Sam worked diligently to interview veterans working in the financial services field to learn from their transition experiences, as well as preparing to apply to MBA programs in the area.
As Sam made the official transition from the Navy at the end of 2018 and moved from San Diego to Boston with his wife, he shortly began a Financial Advisor training program with Bank of America / Merrill Edge. Since his time starting in the program, Sam has successfully passed all of his FINRA certifications, has been accepted to business school for fall 2019 matriculation, and has begun practicing as a licensed Financial Advisor. I am confident that Sam’s runway for growth is unlimited and that this is only the beginning of what will be an impressive career.
Sam’s dedication, motivation, and strong work ethic have made my end of the mentorship incredibly easy. It has been a pleasure to watch him succeed in his life after the military and in his new career. I look forward to staying in touch with Sam in the future as a friend and following his career progression.
Mentor: Mike Salinetti, Boston, Massachusetts, Fidelity Investments