Ms. Malanga is a Vice President in the Financial Strategy Advisory Services practice at Hovde Group, where she works with community banks across the U.S. on balance sheet strategies, including capital, risk, and earnings management as well as Fintech collaboration initiatives. Ms. Malanga has spent the majority of her career in the banking industry. Prior to joining Hovde Group, she with Stifel Nicolaus, where she was responsible for equity research coverage of Southeast-based community banks. Ms. Malanga also was co-founder of Nvestcom, a strategic investor relations consultancy, where she recommended high impact investor relations strategies to community banks. Earlier in her career, Ms. Malanga served as a Senior Director within Nasdaq’s Corporate Client Group, where she worked with senior management teams across several industries, including the banking sector. Ms. Malanga began her career with Signet Banking Corporation in Richmond, Virginia, which is now part of Wells Fargo.
Ms. Malanga holds an M.B.A. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.