News / Events, Wealth Management

HilltopSecurities Welcomes Financial Advisors Managing $560 Million to Private Client Group and Independent Network

10/04/2021

DALLAS, October 4, 2021 – Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) and Momentum Independent Network Inc. (MIN) recently welcomed six new financial professionals managing approximately $560 million in client assets to its Private Client Group (PCG) and independent wealth management platforms. Juan Guerrero joins PCG in St. Paul, Minnesota, while Nick McMahan, Hunter Sims, and Patrick LaBorde join PCG in Austin, Texas. Kevin Speas joins MIN in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, while Elaine Miller joins MIN in Front Royal, Virginia.

“HilltopSecurities is thrilled to welcome these six highly talented advisors to the firm,” said John Muschalek, executive managing director, head of wealth management. “In today’s environment, it’s important that wealth management professionals partner with firms that can support their business models and values. We look forward to providing the back-office support, resources, and flexibility they need to advance their practices.”

Juan Guerrero, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor—Private Client Group
St. Paul, Minnesota

Guerrero brings nearly 20 years of financial industry experience. He joins from TIAA where he was a financial advisor for 18 years serving the academic and nonprofit sectors. Guerrero received a bachelor’s in economics from the University of St. Thomas. He is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Nick McMahan, Vice President, Financial Advisor—Private Client Group
Austin, Texas

McMahan has over 15 years of wealth management experience. He joins from BBVA Bank where he served as a financial advisor. McMahan has a bachelor’s in economics from Texas Tech University. He is also a Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC®).

Hunter Sims, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor—Private Client Group
Austin, Texas

Sims brings more than 10 years of financial advisory experience. Most recently, he served as a financial advisor at BBVA Bank. Sims has bachelor’s degrees in business and mass communications from Arizona State University. He is also a Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) and Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC).

Patrick LaBorde, Financial Advisor—Private Client Group
Austin, Texas

LaBorde has more than eight years of financial industry experience. He joins from BBVA Bank where he served as a financial advisor. LaBorde received his bachelor’s at Louisiana State University.

 

Kevin Speas, Financial Advisor—Momentum Independent Network
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Speas has more than 25 years of financial services experience. He joins the Highland Partners group—an independent wealth management provider under MIN—from Robert W. Baird. Speas has served at multiple other financial firms, including Legg Mason and Hilliard Lyons.

Elaine Miller, Financial Advisor—Momentum Independent Network
Front Royal, Virginia

Miller has over 43 years of financial services experience. She joins the Highland Partners team from Capitol Securities. Miller has also held roles at other financial firms, including Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

HilltopSecurities empowers financial advisors who want to be entrepreneurs. As a self-clearing broker dealer, HilltopSecurities is uniquely positioned to support a select group of advisors helping them better serve their clients while ultimately growing their business. The firm’s two wealth management business models, the Private Client Group and Momentum Independent Advisor Network, give the entrepreneur the flexibility to choose the level of support that’s right for their business.

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 www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

 

CONTACT:

Hilltop Holdings Inc.
Ben Brooks
214.252.4047
Ben.Brooks@Hilltop-Holdings.com

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