Roberts & Ryan, Inc., America’s first Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Broker Dealer, is proud to recognize James McDevitt for his selection to Irish America Magazine’s 26th Annual Wall Street 50. The magazine’s Wall Street 50 recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and success of the best and the brightest Irish American and Irish-born leaders of the financial industry. Mr. McDevitt will be honored at the magazine’s gala dinner on Monday, October 30, 2023, at The New York Yacht Club.
Jim’s Irish heritage can be traced back to both sets of Grandparents who emigrated to the United States in the late 1920’s. The McDevitt side from County Derry, and the maternal side from County Clare. Ireland and all things Irish have always been highlighted at family events, the history, and the luck that found the family in NYC.
Mr. McDevitt is head of Equities Sales & Trading, Capital Markets at Roberts & Ryan, Inc., with an expertise in equity trading. He is a graduate of Oneota State College in New York, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with a focus on American History. He also studied Technical Analysis at the New York Institute of Finance. Jim was a specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) for 25 years, rising to become a partner at MJ Meehan & Co, and then as a Senior Vice President with Bank of America Specialists. During his career, Jim managed the trading post for marquee NYSE listed securities including Citibank, Wal mart, Colgate, Sprint, McDonald’s, and JP Morgan. Jim spent three years at Academy Securities as a Managing Director selling fixed income and equity services to Corporate Treasurers. Jim has been involved in a number of charities and is a Board Member of Roberts & Ryan, Inc. He resides in Long Branch, NJ with his wife Nancy. They have three children, Patrick, Jennifer, and Colin.
Roberts & Ryan, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) broker dealer providing services in debt and equity capital markets, equity and fixed-income secondary trading, as well as corporate access events. The firm was founded in 1987 by a United States Marine Corps Vietnam combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient.
With over $1.8 million in committed donations since 2018, Roberts & Ryan is active in donating to charitable foundations that make significant positive impacts in the lives of veterans and their families, focusing on general wellness, mental health, and career transition.