Mr. Hovde is responsible for evaluating the financial and strategic options of financial institutions, performing financial analyses and valuations of banks and thrifts, assisting in the facilitation of merger and acquisition transactions, and assessing the impact of national and regional trends on the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Hovde Group, Mr. Hovde was with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Chicago, Illinois, where he provided assurance services to both public and private clients in a broad array of industries. These services primarily consisted of regular financial audit and Sarbanes-Oxley attestation engagements, but also included special projects for acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Hovde focused on the manufacturing and hedge fund industries and has experience in financial institutions, retail and nonprofit education.
Mr. Hovde, a native of Chicago, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, double majoring in Accounting and Finance, Investment & Banking, from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois, has his Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses and has passed Level II of the CFA Program.