Executive Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management

John Muschalek is Executive Managing Director, Head of HilltopSecurities Wealth Management and President of Momentum Independent Network. He oversees the firm’s private client group, independent advisor network, securities lending, and clearing services businesses.

Mr. Muschalek has been with the firm for more than 27 years and most recently served as chief administrative officer. He joined HilltopSecurities’ legacy firm, First Southwest Company, in 1992, where he served as chief financial officer, financial and operations principal, and head of correspondent clearing and securities lending, among other roles.

He currently serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Uniform Practice Code Committee, Financial Responsibility Committee, and District 6 Committee, as well as on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

Previously, Mr. Muschalek served on FINRA’s National Adjudicatory Council and is a past chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Clearing Firms Committee.

Department / Office Location
Wealth Management / Dallas, TX

B.B.A., Accounting, Texas A&M University

Registrations and Qualification Exams*
Series 7, 24, 27, and 63.

*To become registered and licensed to offer securities, state and federal law require HilltopSecurities financial professionals to pass qualifying exams administered by FINRA to demonstrate their competencies for the securities activities they perform.

John R. Muschalek Chief Administrative Officer HilltopSecurities