HilltopSecurities Expands Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Capital Markets Groups



DALLAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hilltop Securities Inc.’s (HilltopSecurities) Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Capital Markets groups continue to grow with the addition of three new investment professionals to serve office clients of the company in North Carolina and Illinois. Kit Wood will serve as Managing Director responsible for Debt Capital Markets Structuring, reporting to Todd Bleakney, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets, while Cory Clark, Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets. Generalist Fixed Income Sales and Justin Hoogendoorn, Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets Strategy and Analysis will report to AJ Maggio, Managing Director, Co-Head of Fixed Income Capital Markets .

“We are delighted to welcome these talented professionals,” said Maggio. “This is an experienced, diverse and ambitious group of individuals who will further strengthen our capabilities in debt capital markets and fixed income capital markets.” Their track record and perspective will complement our strategic initiatives as HilltopSecurities continues to improve its offerings.

Wood, Clark and Hoogendoorn are among a series of additions for Debt Capital Markets and Fixed Income Capital Markets teams, including Sean Ladley, who joined HilltopSecurities last month as Senior Managing Director , co-responsible for general sales of fixed income securities.

“HilltopSecurities has focused on our middle market fixed income products and services over the past several months,” said Brad Winges, President and CEO. “We are excited about what lies ahead. The addition of Kit, Cory and Justin positions the firm to better support our existing and future clients in the wide range of markets we serve.

Wood Kit

Charlotte, North Carolina

Kit has 30 years of experience in financial services. He comes from Wells Fargo where he held the position of General Manager, responsible for municipal institutional sales. Prior to his arrival there, Wood was a senior portfolio manager at JP Morgan Asset Management where he co-managed the New York City office. Prior to that, he held other positions in portfolio management and fixed income trading in Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Wood received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Greenhouse Scholars North Carolina and actively supports the HopeWay Foundation in North Carolina.

Cory clark

Chicago, Illinois

Clark has over 20 years of experience selling and managing fixed income securities. He comes from Piper Sandler where he served as general manager of mid-market general sales. Prior to arriving there, Clark led mid-market sales at BMO Capital Markets GKST. He received a bachelor’s degree from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.

Justin hoogendoorn

Chicago, Illinois

Hoogendoorn has over 26 years of experience in fixed income portfolio management and market analysis. He comes from Piper Sandler where he led strategy and analytics. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Northern Trust Global Investments. Hoogendoorn holds a BA from Calvin University in Michigan, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Hoogendoorn is a member of the CFA Institute and the Investment Analyst Society of Chicago (IASC).

About Hilltop Securities Inc.

Hilltop Securities Inc. provides direct advice and tailored solutions to municipal issuers, institutions, brokers and individuals. The full-service municipal investment bank and registered investment advisor are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of interest include public finance; subscription, sale and trading of municipal and taxable fixed income securities; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), affiliates of HilltopSecurities include Momentum Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank and PrimeLending. Learn more at www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE / FINRA / SIPC.


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