Hovde Group’s Executive Principals and Management Operating Committee members are responsible for establishing, implementing, and executing the strategic vision of the firm, and managing its engagements and employees. We have built deep industry expertise in the financial services sector, and with over thirty years of experience as advisors, owners, operators, and directors of financial institutions across the United States, our executive officers have unparalleled expertise and perspective that differentiates us from our competition.

Executive Principals

Steven Hovde

Chairman & CEO

As Chairman and CEO of Hovde Group, Mr. Hovde is responsible for overseeing the firm’s strategic growth initiatives, as well as playing a very active role in many of the firm’s key client relationships. In addition, Mr. Hovde plays an integral role in assisting the firm’s clients with their most…

Nickolas Barbarine

Senior Managing Principal

Since joining Hovde in 1993, Mr. Barbarine has been responsible for providing M&A and general strategic planning advice to community banks. Over the last two decades, Mr. Barbarine has been one of the most active investment bankers in the industry and often ranks in the top five on the nationwide…

Kirk Hovde

Managing Principal, Head of Investment Banking

As Managing Principal & 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…

Michael Hedrei

Managing Principal, Head of Capital Markets

Mike Hedrei, one of our Managing Principals, heads up the firm’s Capital Raising and Sales & Trading departments. Mike joined the firm in 2014 to start a sales & trading division, and has lead the charge in building out an extensive institutional distribution network for the firm. In 2016 Mike…