Nick Cucharale is a Director in the Research Department for Hovde Group, responsible for equity research coverage of the US Bank Sector. Prior to joining Hovde Group in April 2023, Mr. Cucharale was a Director and Senior Research Analyst at Piper Sandler (formerly Sandler O’Neill + Partners). His research coverage focused on banks across the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and West Coast. Mr. Cucharale began his career at AllianceBernstein, where he worked in the firm’s portfolio management group.
Mr. Cucharale holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, graduating Dean’s Honors with Distinction. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of The CFA Institute and CFA Society New York. Mr. Cucharale is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a registered representative and holds the Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 licenses.