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Steven D. Hovde

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hovde Private Equity Advisors LLC

Steven D. Hovde, age 61, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hovde Group, a leading financial services and investment banking firm that provides a full-service suite of investment banking, capital raising, and financial advisory services focused exclusively on the banking and thrift industry. Mr. Hovde co-founded Hovde Group in 1987 with his brother, Eric D. Hovde, who also serves on the boards of directors of the Company and the Bank. Before co-founding Hovde Group, Mr. Hovde was Regional General Counsel and Vice President of a national commercial real estate development firm, Vantage Companies. Previous to that, Mr. Hovde served as an attorney with a 200-member law firm based in Chicago, Rudnick & Wolfe, which is today DLA Piper, specializing in real estate law. Prior to that, Mr. Hovde practiced accounting in Chicago as a Certified Public Accountant with one of the former “Big Eight” public accounting firms, Touche Ross LLP, which is today Deloitte & Touche LLP.

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