John Martinko serves as President and is responsible for overseeing new business initiatives and opportunities. He previously served as a Managing Director responsible for the leadership and development of Drexel Hamilton’s Capital Markets Group. Martinko joined Drexel Hamilton from Credit Suisse where he was a Vice President on their Equity Trading floor.
Martinko served as an Infantry Officer, Special Operations Airborne Ranger, in the United States Army achieving the rank of Captain. His professional military experience includes serving in 82 Airborne Division and the Special Operations Force 75th Ranger Regiment. He deployed seven times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Martinko took part in the initial strikes into Iraq.
He is a recipient of three Bronze Stars, one with the “V” (Valor) device denoting his acts of heroism while involved in close quarter battle in Afghanistan. Martinko has also conducted multinational operations and was awarded the Canadian and Israeli Defense Forces Paratrooper Jump Wings.
Martinko serves on the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund board.
Martinko is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and holds an MBA from Saint Martin’s University, Olympia, WA. He holds FINRA Licenses: 3, 7, 24, 55, 63, & 79.