Mr. Hovde is an active entrepreneur who has started and manages numerous business enterprises. Mr. Hovde is the Chairman and CEO of H Bancorp LLC, a private bank holding company with banking operations on both the east and the west coasts. Mr. Hovde currently serves as CEO of Sunwest Bank. Additionally, he serves as CEO and co-owner of Hovde Properties, LLC, a real estate development and management company. Mr. Hovde also founded and previously managed Hovde Financial, an investment banking company, and Hovde Capital, an asset management company. Throughout his career he has served as a director on numerous bank boards. Additionally, Mr. Hovde is a stockholder and board member of ePlus inc., a leading consultative technology solutions provider.
Mr. Hovde, along with his brother, Steve, created the Hovde Foundation, an organization that actively supports two central missions – clinical research to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and charitable relief for children in desperate need. The Foundation has established Hovde Houses in Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Rwanda. Mr. Hovde also co-funded an apartment complex, complete with casework managers and job training, for homeless families in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin.
Mr. Hovde earned his degrees in Economics and International Relations at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin and is married with two children.