Alpharetta, GA, March 16, 2015
First Southern Securities (“FSS”), a broker dealer headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, that focuses on municipal bond sales and fixed income trading, welcomes Kevin Haase and John Maxey to the First Southern Securities team. Together they bring nearly 45 years of industry experience specializing in trading and providing fixed income solutions.
“We look forward to continuing to grow our client base with Kevin Haase and John Maxey as we add their expertise in municipal bond sales and trading. Kevin brings with him over three decades of fixed income experience” commented W. Heath Hawk, FSS’s CEO. Most recently, Mr. Haase served as Managing Director at BB & T Capital Markets while John Maxey served as Municipal Bond Trader, also at BB & T Capital Markets.
About First Southern Securities, LLC: First Southern Securities, LLC (“FSS”) (Member FINRA, MSRB, SIPC) is an Alpharetta, GA based broker‐dealer specializing in municipal bond sales and fixed income trading for institutional and private clients throughout the United States. FSS’s owners are W. Heath Hawk, Vasileios Sfyris and Ben Eiler. Mr. Hawk, FSS’ President and CEO, has more than twenty years of experience in municipal bond sales and trading. Mr. Hawk, from 2002 to 2009, was the branch manager for Bergen Capital, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, where he was responsible for managing the trading desk, public finance, and institutional sales force for the branch. In addition to Mr. Hawk, FSS’ co‐ founder Vasileios Sfyris brings sixteen years of experience in municipal bond sales and trading and he previously worked with Mr. Hawk at Bergen. Mr. Eiler also brings sixteen years of municipal bond experience from Crews and Associates, where he was a Senior Vice President, prior to joining FSS.