HilltopSecurities delivers the forthright advice and tailored solutions necessary for municipal issuers, institutions, broker-dealers and individuals to thrive. Created through the merger of FirstSouthwest and Southwest Securities, the firm has a century of combined experience in providing clients with financial advisory, underwriting, securities clearing and retail & institutional brokerage services. As a new firm with a new name and unlimited potential, the merger presented HilltopSecurities with the foundation to build the premier financial advisory and investment banking firm headquartered in the Southwest United States.
Currently, the firm focuses on providing customers with personal, reliable financial services through a combined network of approximately 830 employees in 48 locations across the country.
Additionally, HilltopSecurities’ wholly-owned subsidiary, HilltopSecurities Independent Network -- an extension of the firm’s Wealth Management division – serves as an introducing broker-dealer that contracts with more than 211 independent registered representatives across the nation.
Through their combined years of experience, each individual that makes up the leadership of HilltopSecurities brings wisdom and insight to one of the premier financial advisory and investment banking firm in the Southwest United States. Each leader has extensive experience in the financial services industry and uses his unique perspective to grow the business and exceed expectations.
President and CEO Brad Winges reports directly to Hilltop CEO Jeremy B. Ford. Mr. Winges joined HilltopSecurities in February 2019 from Piper Jaffray, where he had served as senior managing director and was a member of the leadership team. He began his career as a trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade, and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270