Recently, the Black Star News spoke with Webull CEO Anthony Denier. Webull is a financial services company that was founded in 2017, which operates an electronic trading platform.
The interview with Webull CEO Anthony Denier was done by the Black Star News’ Vernon Verdree.
BSN: What is Webull and what do you do?
DENIER: Webull is an online brokerage platform to access the stock market for traders, a free app with no subscription or membership fees, no paywalls, and gives detailed information from the web to our users so they can make better decisions on their financial literacy and grow their wealth.
BSN: How did you become involved in the stock market?
DENIER: After graduating from college in 2000 here in New York City during the “dot com” era, I got a job as a stock trader, lasting over 17 years…..over that time I realized that the retail investor needed more research tools to be able to make better and more profitable decisions, just as institutional investors do Webull helps make it easier for you to figure out and identify trends so you can make better choices in investing your capital.
BSN: Have you always been a Nets and what made you want to partner with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty?
DENIER: I have always been a New York Fan…..I’m a lifelong New Yorker…..Webull started here in New York City. When we talked about sponsoring a major sports franchise, the Nets were so high on our list..It was simple….the location, the demographics of the Nets is the most diverse of all the NBA teams, and
the fan base of the Nets skews very young….of all the sports in the United States, the NBA and basketball resonates with the most people outside of the U.S., all over the world….and with Webull being an international company, it was a no-brainer for us to begin the partnership.
BSN: What inspired Webull to become involved in community-based programs?
DENIER: One of the things we lack in the financial world is access to our neighborhoods. Our partnership with BSE(Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center) allows us to do community outreach and have direct ties to local community leaders and local community groups and organizations.
BSN: Why is it important for Webull to celebrate Black History Month? What plans do you have?
DENIER: We are extremely excited to support all the initiatives that the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty have given us the opportunity to participate in, including their Black History Month events…Webull will be donating suite tickets and zone tickets, as well as offering free tickets to our financial literacy programs that will take place at our headquarters here in NYC.
BSN: What message do you have for young people who are interested in entering the business world…and for young people in general?
DENIER: For young people entering the business world, one thing I would recommend is networking….the more people that know who you are and what values you have and what qualities you have, the better….Don’t expect someone to find you….you have to go out and be seen….what’s on paper and on your resume will only get through one door….you have to go thru the other doors and you have to present yourself. For young people in general, always remember its really hard to build up a name for yourself, it takes time…..it takes a short time to lose that all….make the right choices, so people will say..”that’s a good kid”!
BSN: Great advice!! Thanks for your time!
DENIER: Thank you….Take care