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David Medanich
Co-Head of Public Finance

As Co-Head of Public Finance, Mr. Medanich oversees the firm’s municipal advisory and underwriting services. He also manages the firm’s Municipal Cash Management department, which assists municipalities with the investment of public funds — including operating funds and bond proceeds — and performs arbitrage rebate calculations.

Career Highlights

  • Has worked exclusively in the Municipal Finance department of HilltopSecurities, formerly First Southwest Company, since 1981
  • Appointed as head of public finance for HilltopSecurities in June 2016
  • Actively involved in:
    - Development of financing plans for infrastructure and economic development for clients
    - Structuring advance refunding transactions or assisting in the preparation of rating presentations
    - HilltopSecurities’ Continuing Disclosure activities, analysis of changes in regulatory requirements, and the actions necessary to stay in compliance with the requirements
    - Investment of public funds
  • Began his career in the securities industry by spending two years as a field analyst for the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas

Current Affiliations

  • HilltopSecurities Board of Directors
  • Bond Dealers of America (BDA) Fixed Income Municipal Executive Committee
  • Local Government Investment Cooperative (LOGIC) Advisory Board member
  • TexSTAR Board member
  • SIFMA Municipal Executive Steering Committee
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Texas (GFOAT), Program Committee Board member
  • Government Finance Officer Association (GFOA) associate member
  • Texas City Managers Association, cooperating member
  • Texas Water Conservation Association member
  • TCU Lettermans Association Board member


  • B.B.A. in Finance, Texas Christian University

Past Affiliations

  • First Southwest Board of Directors
  • Municipal Advisory Council of Texas chairman
  • TCU M.J. Neeley School of Business Alumni Executive Board
  • PlainsCapital Bank Advisory Board member
  • TCU Frog Club Board member

Registration & Qualifications

  • Series 7, 24, 50, 53, 54, 63, 79

Get to Know David

years in public finance
years playing collegiate soccer at TCU
century bike rides
“You never have to remember what you said when you tell the truth”
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