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Rich Gerdy

Vice President

Rich Gerdy is Vice-President, Equity Trading in the Institutional Sales & Trading Department.   Prior to joining Hovde, Mr. Gerdy spent 7 years as CFO of Farm Creative Parlour.  Mr. Gerdy brings significant Capital Markets experience as a trader including 4 years as a market maker in NASDAQ NMS securities with E*Trade Capital Markets, and 13 years as a specialist in NYSE listed equities on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange.  Additionally he spent 3 years on the trade desk at OptionsHouse, an on-line options and equities brokerage firm owned by Peak6.

Mr. Gerdy holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University.  He resides in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Gerdy is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and holds Series 7, 24, 57 and 63 licenses.