Mr. Gudmandson 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. Gudmandson was with Credit Suisse in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in the Private Banking division. Mr. Gudmandson also spent time in Europe as a professional hockey player with the Salzburg Red Bull.
Mr. Gudmandson, a native of Alberta, Canada, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, and a MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Rochester. Mr. Gudmandson holds the following FINRA licenses: Series 7, 63, and 79, and has passed Level I of the CFA Program.