Our Team

Our professionals have built deep expertise in the financial services sector, and are distinguished by the depth of their industry knowledge, sound advice, and most importantly, the ethical manner in which they conduct themselves. From our M&A and capital markets advisory practice, to trade execution, market making, and research, our people rank at or near the top of their profession, and are widely considered to be thought leaders in their respective disciplines. Put simply, our professionals are undoubtedly the key to our success as a firm

Investment Banking Group

Steven Hovde

Chairman & CEO

Nickolas Barbarine

Senior Managing Principal

Kirk Hovde

Managing Principal, Head of Investment Banking

Michael Corso


Tim Stute

Managing Director, Head of Specialty Finance

Josh Shropa

Managing Director

James Hill

Managing Director

Daniel Pake

Managing Director

Jason Trembley

Managing Director

T.J. Humes


Thomas M. Wilson

Director, CFA

Capital Markets, Equity Sales & Trading

Michael Hedrei

Managing Principal, Head of Capital Markets

John Backus

Managing Director

Tim Horton


Brad Kleinman

Vice President


Joseph Fenech

Managing Principal, Head of Research

Will Curtiss


Kevin Swanson


Financial Strategy Group

Raymond Chandonnet

Managing Director

Megan Malanga

Vice President

Compliance and Administration

Kevin Grant

Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer

Gabe Duran

Managing Director

Anthony Di John

Chief Financial Officer

Larissa Boyle

Director of Administration

Tracey Navea

Manager of Office Operations