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Hovde Group Hires Industry Veteran Mark Wilson To Further Enhance Equity Sales And Trading Operations
[July 13, 2017]

Hovde Group Hires Industry Veteran Mark Wilson To Further Enhance Equity Sales And Trading Operations

Hovde Group, a leading full service investment banking firm serving the financial services sector, today announced that it has hired Mark Wilson, an industry veteran with more than two decades of experience leading and managing market making and trading strategies for investment banking firms, to further enhance its sector-leading equity sales and trading operation.

Mr. Wilson joins Hovde as a Managing Director, having previously served as Managing Director in Equity Trading for Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., where he worked for nearly 16 years. During his tenure, he successfully navigated multiple market cycles, managed IPO's and secondary offerings and was an integral part of rebuilding the firm's trading platform following the events of September 11, 2001. Prior to that, he served in various trading-related functions for nine years at CIBC Oppenheimer & Co.

"Mark brings deep client relationships, as well as a diverse skill set to our firm -- these traits are a crucial ingredient to success in today's operating environment. We will continue to bolster our ranks with quality talent as our competitors retrench from the business," said Michael Hedrei, Head of Capital Markets at Hovde and a member of the firm's Management Operating Committee.

"Mark's multifaceted experience spanning a 25-year Wall Street career at just two firms is an obvious fit for our growing platform, and the culture we have fostered and continue to build at Hovde," added Chairman and CEO, Steven Hovde.

"As a competitor over these last few years, I've admired the creative build-out of Hovde's research, sales, and trading operation, and the strong commitment to the business. I'm very much looking forward to joining the team and helping to drive continued momentum and growth ahead," commented Mr. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson resides with his family in New Vernon, New Jersey, serves as vice chair of the Harding Township Historical Preservation Commission, is a trustee of the Harding Land Trust and is an active volunteer for Family Promise of Morris County. He earned his BS in Business Administration from William Paterson University and holds the Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.

Hovde Group is a market maker for over 160 regional and community bank stocks nationwide, providing best-in-class execution services, and working closely with clients on insider and other complex transactions, liquidity enhancement, and corporate buybacks, among other services.

About Hovde Group

Hovde GroupSM is a leading U.S. financial advisory group that provides a full-service suite of investment banking, capital markets, and financial advisory services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. As a leading advisor in the financial services sector for nearly 30 years, Hovde Group consistently ranks among the top firms in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions for U.S.-financial services companies. Since adding to its industry-leading M&A practice three years ago, Hovde Group has established a formidable capital markets, equity research, sales and trading platform, and, in the process, more than doubled the size of the company.

With offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and West Palm Beach, Hovde's experienced and dedicated professionals can provide clients across all 50 states with the expertise, resources and focus necessary to structure, negotiate and successfully close strategic transactions.

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