Mr. Humes is a Director in Hovde’s Specialty Finance investment banking group based in the McLean, Virginia office. He provides investment banking services, including capital markets solutions and M&A advisory, to financial institutions nationwide. He has particular emphasis on the specialty finance industry, including commercial finance, small business finance, residential mortgage finance, and financial technology companies. He has advised clients on sell-side and buy-side of M&A transactions and has facilitated debt and equity capital markets transactions. Prior to helping found the specialty finance group at Hovde in 2017, Mr. Humes was a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group. He joined Houlihan Lokey through its acquisition of Milestone Advisors at the end of 2012. While at Houlihan Lokey and Milestone Advisors, Mr. Humes was a member of the top-ranked specialty finance M&A platform, as measured by number of completed deals (according to SNL Financial for 2006 to 2016). A native of Colorado, Mr. Humes now resides in Arlington, Virginia. He holds a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Humes is licensed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a registered representative and holds the following licenses: Series 7, 63, and 79.