Eric D. Hovde
President and Chief Executive Officer of Hovde Private Equity Advisors LLC
Eric D. Hovde, 50 Eric Hovde has started and managed numerous business enterprises, which have provided him with an expertise in the financial services and real estate-related industries. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of H Bancorp, a $1.3 billion private bank holding company. Further he is CEO of Hovde Capital Advisors LLC, an asset management firm that focuses on investing in the financial services and real estate sectors of the public equity markets. Mr. Hovde also oversees the management and large development projects of Hovde Properties LLC, a third generation family company in Madison, Wisconsin. As a long-time community banker, Mr. Hovde has also served as a director on numerous community bank and thrift boards. As a controlling shareholder, he currently serves as the Chairman of Sunwest Bank in California. Additionally, Mr. Hovde is a significant stockholder and board member of ePlus, Inc., a leading value-added reseller and lessor of technology products and services. He earned his degrees in Economics and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Hovde, who serves on the Board’s Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and as Chairman on the Bank’s ALCO Committee, has served as a director of the Company and the Bank since September 25, 2013.