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Tommy Belesis, CEO & Founder

Tommy Belesis founder and CEO of John Thomas Financial
Viewers of cable news networks like FOX Business News and CNBC are probably familiar with Tommy Belesis, who appears regularly on these and other media outlets as a guest contributor and panelist. Mr. Belesis' expertise in subjects like the economy and finances make him uniquely qualified to contribute to discussions on these prominent media outlets. As the CEO and founder of John Thomas Financial, a NYC-based financial services company, Tommy Belesis is a key player in the world of finance.

Prior to founding John Thomas Financial in 2007, Tommy Belesis had a successful career on Wall Street as an investment banker and broker. Based on the rapid success of John Thomas Financial, which quickly grew into a global company with affiliate branches including JTF Insurance, John Thomas Private Wealth Management and John Thomas Global Trading, it is clear that Tommy Belesis possesses unique insight, experience and skill. However, he isn't satisfied with just running these successful organizations.

Tommy Belesis is well-known for using his success in the world of finance to contribute to causes that matter to him. He is particularly focused on issues concerning water, energy and food and has been an executive board member of the World Energy Forum since 2009. Tommy Belesis is also the chairman of the board of the United Nations' Global Millennium Development Foundation, which works to raise money to promote eight key goals that include stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

As far as matters of energy are concerned, Tommy Belesis is a member of several key organizations that are focused on making a difference. His company, John Thomas Financial, actively helps to fund exploration companies at home and abroad as well as alternative energy, gas and oil initiatives.

In January 2012, Tommy Belesis was named to the Board of Trustees of the New York Institute of Energy and Water. This university strives to use research and higher education to promote sustainable water and energy development.

Tommy Belesis also has an active role in local and national politics. In July 2012, he was named a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 2011, he was named Businessman of the Year by the New York Republican County Committee. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bestowed him with the Bronx GOP Man of the Year Award in 2009, and Tommy Belesis is currently co-chairman of the New York State Republican Finance Committee.

In addition to his work and involvement in matters of politics and finance, Tommy Belesis actively supports a variety of causes that include the Newmark School, Autism Speaks, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Greek America Foundation and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, and he is actively involved in animal rights and rescue efforts as well.