Hilltop Securities adds two bankers in Orlando office

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Dallas-based Hilltop Securities Inc. has hired two bankers to increase the company's business in Florida.

Matthew Sansbury and Alex Bugallo have joined the firm’s public finance division in Orlando as managing directors. They will focus on increasing Hilltop’s municipal client base in the Sunshine state, as well as seeking new opportunities for growth in the southeast, the company said.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Matt and Alex to Hilltop Securities. It is difficult to find bankers of this caliber,” said David Medanich, vice chairman and head of public finance. “This will solidify our commitment to Florida for the future”

Prior to joining Hilltop, Sansbury and Bugallo worked at Stifel Nicolaus & Co., where they managed the firm’s public finance practice in Florida.

Before that, both bankers were vice presidents at Raymond James & Associates Inc., serving as lead and co-lead bankers on financial advisory and underwriting transactions for large, high-profile issuers in Florida.

“We’re excited for the opportunity to join a firm with the experience and resources necessary to meet and surpass our clients’ needs in an ever changing market and regulatory environment,” Bugallo said in a release.

Sansbury received a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Bugallo received a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University and a Master of Business Administration from Ohio State University.

“Hilltop Securities has an industry-wide reputation for going above and beyond for their clients,” Sansbury said. “They continue to be pioneers in public finance, and we’re excited to be part of this team going forward.”

In addition to Orlando, Hilltop also has an office in Miami. Between the two locations, the company has seven investment bankers and one administrative associate.

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