HilltopSecurities Expands Presence and Adds Key Professionals to Public Finance Division

DALLAS, August 18, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilltop Securities Inc. (HilltopSecurities) recently welcomed two key financial services leaders to its Public Finance division in Florida and Minnesota. John Pellicci will serve as senior managing director, responsible for high-yield municipal underwriting and sales, while Yaffa Rattner will serve as senior managing director, responsible for municipal credit in the company’s public finance division.

The two bring a combined 67 years of financial services experience to HilltopSecurities’ team of finance professionals and will report to Todd Bleakney, Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets.

“John and Yaffa will be wonderful additions to our public finance division,” Bleakney said. “They are both seasoned professionals and will only enhance our ability to serve our customers. I look forward to working with them.

“With the addition of Yaffa and John, we continue to strengthen our capital markets efforts across our platform,” said Mike Bartollota, Executive Managing Director, Co-Head of Public Finance/Capital Markets at debt at HilltopSecurities. “We are delighted to have such talented and experienced professionals joining our team.”

About John Pellici
Pellicci brings 35 years of financial services experience to his role at HilltopSecurities. He joins the firm’s St. Paul office after Piper Sandler, where he served as managing director for his entire career.

“HilltopSecurities continues to add depth to its high-yield municipal platform, and I’m excited to join the team,” Pellicci said. “My experience, talents and abilities are a perfect match. I look forward to contributing to the company.”

Pellicci earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

About Yaffa Rattner
Rattner joins the Boca Raton office of HilltopSecurities, bringing nearly three decades of experience in the high-yield industry, including senior living facilities, charter schools and special districts. Prior to joining Hilltop, Rattner spent 13 years as a managing director, municipal credit manager at Piper Sandler and 12 years at Moody’s Investor Service. In addition, she spent several years as a tax distressed credit banker and supervisor for a former AAA bond insurer.

“It is an honor to join HilltopSecurities,” said Rattner. “I am thrilled to be part of its crowdfunding platform and to work with the Hilltop team to create unique and well-executed capital solutions for its issuer and investor clients.”

Rattner received a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College at Columbia University and a master’s degree with a concentration in public finance from Columbia University.

About Hilltop Securities Inc.
Hilltop Securities Inc. provides candid advice and tailored solutions to municipal issuers, institutions, brokers and individuals. The full-service municipal investment bank and registered investment adviser is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices across the United States. Areas of interest include public finance; underwriting, selling and trading municipal and taxable fixed income securities; retail brokerage services; securities clearing; structured finance; and securities lending. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), HilltopSecurities subsidiaries include Momentum Independent Network Inc., PlainsCapital Bank and PrimeLending. For more information, visit www.HilltopSecurities.com. Member: NYSE/FINRA/SIPC.

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