Jonathan Knauss
The Hovde Group Jonathan Knauss
Managing Director &
Head of Diversified Financials Group  

Tel. 312.361.3151

Jonathan Knauss is a Managing Director and Head of the Diversified Financials Group in the Investment Banking Department at Hovde. Mr. Knauss is responsible for leading the firm’s efforts in specialty finance, financial technology and asset management. Jonathan has over 18 years of experience covering the financial services space focusing on M&A transactions, strategic advisory, debt financing and equity financing assignments.  His transactional experience includes over 100 completed transactions with a combined value over $25 billion during his career.

Prior to joining Hovde in 2016, Mr. Knauss was a Managing Director with BMO Capital Markets for ten years where he was most recently responsible for leading the firm’s Specialty Finance and Alternative Lending coverage efforts. Mr. Knauss was previously employed in the Financial Institutions Group at A.G. Edwards Investment Banking department and in the Capital Markets group at U.S. Bank. 

Jonathan holds an M.B.A. with Honors from Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a B.A. summa cum laude from Drury University.