Michele Vobach has joined HilltopSecurities’ Public Finance division as senior managing director, head of healthcare, in the firm’s Dallas headquarters, along with a team of five experienced investment bankers in Chicago and New York City.
“HilltopSecurities remains focused on hiring the industry’s most talented public finance professionals, and we are excited to welcome these newest members of our team,” Brad Winges, president and CEO of HilltopSecurities, said in a statement. “We’re committed to seeking opportunities to expand our business and build upon the substantial suite of services we currently provide to clients throughout the U.S.”
The firm said that Vobach, who has more than 30 years of experience, will oversee HilltopSecurities’ nationwide public finance investment banking business within the healthcare sector.
Was most recently head of UBS’ higher education, healthcare, and not-for-profits group
Most recently, Vobach was head of the higher education, healthcare, and not-for-profits group at UBS. Hilltop said Vobach’s expertise includes credit analysis, capital formation strategies, taxable and tax-exempt structuring, new variable rate products, private placements, strategic advisory, ESG bonds, and swap restructuring.
“We’re proud to welcome such experienced and proven professionals to HilltopSecurities, and we look forward to Michele’s leadership in supporting our healthcare clients,” Mike Bartolotta, co-head of public finance, said in a statement.
Vobach received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston where she continues to serve in alumni leadership roles and has served as a guest lecturer at the university’s Jones Graduate School of Business. She also completed an executive leadership program at the Wharton School.
“HilltopSecurities is a recognized leader in public finance, and I’m excited to join a firm with the deep resources and strong reputation they’ve built over more than 75 years in the industry,” Vobach said.
Founded in 1946, HilltopSecurities is a full-service municipal investment bank and wealth advisory firm providing a full suite of financial services for public entities, institutional investors, housing finance agencies, broker-dealers, and individual investors.
Its primary areas of focus include public finance, capital markets, structured finance, retail brokerage, clearing services, and securities lending.
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