Mr. Hemler is a Director on the specialty finance investment banking team at Hovde Group and is located in the firm’s McLean, Virginia office. He specializes in advising equipment finance companies, asset-based lenders, factoring companies and non-mortgage consumer lenders on sell-side and buy-side transactions, valuations, and debt and equity capital raises. Prior to joining Hovde, Mr. Hemler was a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group where he advised commercial and consumer finance companies, asset managers, insurance companies and other financial services businesses on a variety of strategic initiatives. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Hemler worked in several financial and accounting positions at General Electric as a member of GE’s Financial Management Program. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a registered representative, holding both Series 63 and 79 licenses.