Hovde Group’s principals and executive officers are responsible for managing the firm’s engagements and employees across the M&A, Capital Markets, and Investment business.

Hovde Group regularly advises clients navigating a wide range of complex mergers, acquisitions, financings, capital raises, FDIC transactions, restructurings, and other critical strategic and financial transactions. We have built deep industry expertise in the financial services sector, where we focus exclusively on banks and financial institutions.  With over a quarter-century as advisors, owners, operators, and directors to banks and financial institutions across the United States, our principals and executive officers have an unparalleled expertise and perspective that differentiates us from our competition.

The firm is led by the following principals:

The Hovde Group
Steven D. Hovde
Chairman &
Chief Executive Officer

(847) 991-6622

The Hovde Group
Nickolas Barbarine

Senior Managing Partner

(301) 983-1897


Our principals and executive officers have, and will always remain a part of your engagement to ensure that you have accessibility during your engagement as needed. It is our prime responsibility to oversee our group's strategic management, resource allocation, financial accounting and reporting, risk management, and corporate control. We ensure that all engagements are assigned a principal of the firm who will oversee your client engagement.