Wall Street, America’s premier financial district has been Thomas Belesis ‘playground ever since he graduated from college. He was once an unknown finance professional before becoming one of the best in Wall Street. Upon entering Wall Street as a young finance specialist, Belesis worked his way up to the top. He worked hard every day and he dedicated himself in improving in his field of specialization. He was the first to go to the office and was the last one among his co-employees to go home. He had the passion to succeed in what he does which really helped him to become the best.
Once he already became one of the best in Wall Street, it was time for Thomas Belesis to go on his own rather work under some finance executives. Belesis knew that his 13 years of experience in Wall Street was already enough for him to build his own financial firm. The transition of Thomas Belesis from being an employee to boss was seamless. Belesis opened his own finance company, John Thomas Financial, in 2007 with only four employees. The number was quite small to succeed in Wall Street but his leadership skills proved to be the difference maker. Today, it has now ballooned to more than 300 employees and the company became one of the best in the industry. He clearly had the knowledge to handle a business firm as its boss and it was one of the reasons for the company’s success.
John Thomas Financial’s growth in the industry is clearly because of Belesis. When they started, it was at the time when the financial crisis in the world was already gaining ground but he was not fazed by it. When more companies were laying off its employees, Belesis’ company were hiring. When some of the companies were closing, Belesis’ brokerage firm was booming. These are possible because of Belesis’ great knowledge about the industry. If not for him, John Thomas Financial would not even survive the crisis that hit the world.