Kirk Hovde
The Hovde Group

  Kirk Hovde
  Managing Director & 
  Head of Investment Banking
  Work:   312.436.0779
  Cell:     847.337.3915


As Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking, Mr. Hovde is responsible for leading the firm's investment banking practice, as well as evaluating the financial and strategic options of financial institutions.  In this capacity, Mr. Hovde performs financial analyses and valuations of banks and thrifts, assists in the facilitation of M&A transactions and capital offerings, and assess 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, 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.