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HilltopSecurities Expands Public Finance Group in the Pacific Northwest


DALLAS, June 16, 2022 –  Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) recently expanded its municipal finance operations in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Lindsay Sovde as senior managing director in Seattle, Washington. Sovde is the firm’s first investment banking professional in the area and will serve all types of municipal clients by providing underwriting and financial advisory services.

“This is an exciting time in HilltopSecurities’ history,” said Executive Managing Director, Co-Head of Public Finance David Medanich. “We are committed to serving clients in the Pacific Northwest for the long term. We are fortunate to have Lindsay spearheading our efforts in the region.”

Sovde has more than 20 years of experience working in government finance. She joins from JP Morgan, where she served as executive director in the commercial banking division. Prior to her time there, Sovde served as senior vice president at Piper Jaffray. She received a bachelor’s from the University of Washington and an MBA from Portland State University. Sovde previously served as a member of the Women in Public Finance board of directors and chaired its education committee.

“The Pacific Northwest is home to issuers who make a positive impact on their communities, ranging from funding infrastructure projects to improving education initiatives,” said Sovde. “HilltopSecurities understands how important it is to support our municipal partners’ financing needs and goals. I’m thrilled to join the public finance division and begin offering clients financial solutions that are designed to make a difference and improve quality of life. After all, that’s what this business is all about.”

HilltopSecurities plans to grow its Pacific Northwest team with additional municipal investment banking professionals.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc. delivers forthright advice and tailored solutions for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers, and individuals. The full-service municipal investment bank and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of focus include public finance; municipal and taxable fixed income underwriting, sales, and trading; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities’ affiliates include Momentum Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank, and PrimeLending. Learn more at Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

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