Andrew Greene was the Head of Stratton Oakmont's Corporate Finance Department and a childhood friend of Jordan Belfort. The two first met in grade school, but lost touch after Greene exiled himself to avoid embarrassment for losing his hair at a young age. Years later and after going completely bald, Greene earned a law degree and joined Belfort at Stratton Oakmont. He earned the name “Wigman” at Stratton Oakmont because of his terrible toupee.
Jordan Belfort’s father, Max Belfort, was the Chief Financial Officer at Stratton Oakmont. While at Stratton Oakmont he felt personally responsible for controlling the outrageous spending of his son and other high level ‘Strattonites’. This frequently caused Max to have confrontations with his son and Daniel Porush concerning use of company credit cards for personal use, including high class prostitutes and fur coats...
DOG AND PONY SHOW
A Wall Street tradition held the day a company goes public. Just before the IPO, the CEO of the company gives a speech to a crowd of stock brokers in the hope of motivating them to promote the new stock. At Stratton Oakmont, the event was known to get ‘ugly’ if stock brokers became bored and would often yell insults and throw food at the presenter...