Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Hopkins has been a Partner and Portfolio Manager since the inception of Ancora in 2003. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Brian serves as a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Family Wealth clients and in an advisory capacity to the firm’s corporate development team. Previously at Ancora, Mr. Hopkins served as a long-time member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He also managed corporate development for the firm as a whole, advising the CEO on growth opportunities. In addition, Brian had a leading role in building the firm’s Alternatives practice, founding the group in 2004 and serving as a portfolio manager for the firm’s alternatives strategies for many years.
Prior to joining Ancora, Mr. Hopkins was an Investment Associate with Primus Capital Partners. At Primus, he performed due diligence for new investments and monitored portfolio investments. Before joining Primus, he worked in the Consumer Industry Group of the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank in London as an Associate after working in the Consumer Industry Group of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in Baltimore as an Analyst. Mr. Hopkins’ investment banking assignments focused predominantly on advising on corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Hopkins graduated with Honors from Georgetown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Regional Brands Inc. (OTC: RGBD), and member of the Board of Directors of Wayne Savings Bancshares (OTC: WAYN).