Eric D. Hovde is an entrepreneur who has established and managed numerous business enterprises. Currently, Mr. Hovde is the CEO of Hovde Properties, a real estate development company. Mr. Hovde oversees the management of the company and all large development projects. Additionally, Mr. Hovde is the Chairman and CEO of H Bancorp LLC, a private bank holding company. He is also the CEO of Sunwest Bank, H-Bancorp’s primary subsidiary, which has banking operations throughout the United States. Additionally, he serves as a board member of ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS), a publicly traded value-added reseller and lessor of technology products and services.
Formerly, Mr. Hovde founded and managed Hovde Financial, an investment banking company focused on the financial services industry, and Hovde Capital, an asset management company that managed capital for institutional clients, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. Throughout his career, he has also purchased numerous banks and savings banks throughout the United States and has served on the board of over a dozen banking companies.
Charity is a primary principle in the Hovde family and related businesses. Mr. Hovde and his brother, Steven, created and funded the Hovde Foundation in 1998. The foundation focuses on several charitable organizations throughout the United States and worldwide. Principally, The Hovde Foundations’ focus is on assisting disadvantaged children. In this regard, Mr. Hovde founded Hovde Homes, which provides shelter, care, education, and love to vulnerable children that were abandoned on the street or trafficked.
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.