President and Chief Executive Officer

Background
Brad Winges is President and Chief Executive Officer of HilltopSecurities. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining HilltopSecurities, he served as senior managing director at Piper Jaffray where he was a member of the leadership team. During his time there he served as head of fixed income services, firm investments and trading, president of Piper Jaffray Investment Management, and head of municipal sales and trading, among other roles. He has also led the firm’s risk management efforts and balance sheet investing and funding. Early in his career while at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he was one of the youngest futures and licensed seat exchange traders in the United States.

Winges is a past two-term chairman of the Bond Dealers of America (BDA) board of directors and currently serves on the board’s executive committee and as co-chair of the BDA’s fixed income market structure committee. He is a founding member of the American Securities Association and was appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fixed income market structure committee earlier this year. He is also a member of the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare board of directors. He is a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Winges earned a bachelor of science in economics and finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Education
Bachelor’s degree in economics/finance from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Current Affiliations
Past two-term chairman of the Bond Dealers of America (BDA) board of directors; member of the BDA board’s executive committee; co-chair of the BDA’s fixed income market structure committee; founding member of the American Securities Association; member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fixed income market structure committee.

Registrations and Qualification Exams*
Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 24, 27, 53, 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.


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