Hudson Securities, a subsidiary of Hudson Holding, has hired Frank Drazka as head of investment banking, and has also been appointed to the Hudson Securities's board of directors.

Mr Drazka was recently managing director and chairman of the board of Trenwith Group, an independent investment banking affiliate of BDO Seidman. Previously, he served as president and COO of Investec, the US 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 and managing director and head of the technology, media and telecommunications group at PaineWebber.

Anthony Sanfilippo, CEO of Hudson Securities, said: “The addition of a professional of Mr Drazka’s caliber underscores our commitment to providing a high quality, full-service capital markets and financial advisory offering to our corporate clients. We look forward to drawing on his expertise as we continue to enhance and expand our platform.”