Hudson Securities Names Frank J. Drazka Head of Investment Banking

10 May, 2010, 10:27 ET from Hudson Securities Inc.

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Securities, Inc. announced today that Frank J. Drazka has joined the firm as Head of Investment Banking and has been appointed to the Hudson Securities, Inc. board of directors.  

A leading institutional trading firm, Hudson Securities last year expanded its platform to offer a full range of investment banking and capital markets services for both domestic and international clients.  Earlier this year, the platform was further expanded with the integration of Next Generation, LLC, a research boutique focused on small- and mid-cap equities.  

"The addition of a professional of Frank's caliber underscores our commitment to providing a high quality, full-service capital markets and financial advisory offering to our corporate clients," stated Anthony M. Sanfilippo, Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Securities.  "We look forward to drawing on his expertise as we continue to enhance and expand our platform."

Mr. Drazka added, "I am excited to join the management team at Hudson and look forward to leveraging the firm's robust trading platform as we further develop and grow our corporate finance and advisory business."

Mr. Drazka was most recently Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Trenwith Group, LLC, an independent investment banking affiliate of BDO Seidman, LLP.  Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Investec Inc., the U.S. investment banking arm of Investec Group.  Prior to joining Investec, Mr. Drazka was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Technology Sector in the Americas at UBS Warburg LLC and Managing Director and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at PaineWebber Incorporated.  

In addition to managing and growing investment banking businesses, Mr. Drazka has completed more than 120 transactions with a value in excess of $25 billion in the areas of public and private debt and equity offerings, leveraged buyouts, strategic advisory assignments, and financial restructurings. His transaction experience spans a variety of industries including technology, media, telecom, consumer products, retail, industrial, insurance and healthcare.   In 2007, he was recognized by Investment Dealers' Digest as one of the Top 40 Deal Makers under the age of 40.

About Hudson Securities

Hudson Securities, Inc. a subsidiary of Hudson Holding Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: HDHL) provides a full range of corporate finance, advisory, and capital markets services and institutional equity research focused on the small and mid-cap marketplace.  Hudson Securities, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the liquidity needs of its clients by providing execution solutions and making markets in over 15,000 U.S. and foreign securities.  As a registered broker-dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Hudson Securities is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").

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