Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr. Hough currently serves in a dual capacity with Blaylock Van as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and a member of the Public Finance Team. Prior to rejoining Blaylock Van, Mr. Hough was CCO at IFS Securities and is the Founding Member of Taurus Compliance Consulting, LLC. Mr. Hough has also served as CEO of Jumpstart Securities (formerly FundAmerica Securities) as well as President and CEO of Capital & Credit International, Inc. Mr. Hough began his career at FINRA’s District 7 office.
Mr. Hough possesses 17 years of experience in the securities industry, which includes, municipal securities regulation, establishing MSRB member broker-dealers, surveillance of fixed income product sales and distribution, as well as identifying and evaluating investment banking opportunities for raising capital and project financing both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Hough was a Founding Board Member of the Georgia Crowdfunding Association and past Board Member of the Jamaica U.S.A. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hough is a graduate of Clemson University and holds a BS Degree in Economics and an MS Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics. He earned his Certified Securities Compliance Professional certification from the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Mr. Hough holds the Series 7, 24, 53, 63, 79 and 99 licenses.