John Backus joined Hovde Group in 2017 as a Managing Director in the Institutional Sales & Trading department. Mr. Backus worked preciously as a Senior Managing Director at Friedman Billings, where he was the Head of their Sales Trading Group. Mr. Backus has over 25 years of experience across most asset classes, with extensive experience in the financial sector. He began his career at Citigroup, and has also worked at Bank of America, as well as Putnam Lovell and Susquehanna. Mr. Backus graduated with a Bachelors in Economics from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Backus holds the following licenses: Series 6, 7, 24, 63, and 65.