kevin c. horton is an executive accomplished in the areas of finance,
labor relations and economic development. he has over 20 years of
experience, with notable success in municipal management, investment
banking and real estate finance. a graduate of notre dame university,
kevin began his career in economic development for the city of south
bend, indiana, later serving as the city�s controller.
kevin is also an accomplished investment
banker who, as president of hc mortgage and holco capital group,
has been responsible for the issuance of over $600 million in publicly
traded securities. he has a hands-on knowledge of the financial
markets through the management of securities portfolios and executed
over $1 billion in mortgage, options and futures trades in one year
with one company alone.
his practice focuses on strategic
financial planning for businesses and municipalities. he has been
instrumental in bringing business practices into the governmental
arena and creating unprecedented financial progress in all aspects
of a business operation.
kevin's 10 tips on finances,
labor negotiations and municipal government.
1. pick a financial advisor to represent
your interests and identify your needs when going into the marketplace
in search of capital.
2. prepare a three- to five-year
strategic financing plan before seeking financing.
3. seek the type of financing best
tailored to your business needs, not to the needs of the lender
4. develop a three- to five-year
financial strategy prior to entering into negotiations.
5. make the labor contract a key
element of the financial strategic plan.
6. negotiate from your strategic
plan, not from the other party�s plan.
1. think of your government as a
2. think of the taxpayers as stockholders.
3. think of your constituents as
4. plan, organize, and manage your
organization with the above three principles in mind.