Fixed Income Management

Laura Elliott

Laura Elliott

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income

Laura Elliott helped co-found Incapital in 1999. As head of national accounts and industry relations, she specializes in business development and relationships with Incapital's top-tier clients.

Previously, Ms. Elliott worked at ABN AMRO as Syndicate Manager for the GMAC SmartNotes program, responsible for all dealer relationships. Prior to ABN AMRO, she was at Mesirow Financial for nine years, working consecutively in compliance, retail and institutional sales, and high-yield trading. Ms. Elliott earned her BS in education from the University of Alabama. She has served as a member of the Bond Dealers of America board and the SIFMA Retail Fixed Income committee. She belongs to the Women’s Syndicate Association and the Security Traders Association of Chicago.


George Holstead

George Holstead

Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income

George Holstead is Co-Head of Incapital’s Fixed Income division, encompassing all fixed income trading, dealer and institutional sales, and the capital markets practice, including debt and equity syndicate businesses, and the firm’s industry-leading InterNotes program, offering individual investors access to new issue corporate debt offerings.

 

Mr. Holstead joined Incapital in 2019, bringing more than two decades of sales experience coupled with a track record of establishing and expanding highly successful fixed income divisions for large regional broker-dealers such as Raymond James and Sterne Agee. Prior to Incapital, he was a managing director at Brean Capital, where he was responsible for the build-out of the Middle Market and Financial Institutions Group.

 

A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Mr. Holstead holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10 and 63 licenses.


Capital Markets

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Managing Director

Brian Walker coordinates all of Incapital’s debt issuance efforts with corporate note issuers, from relationship management to marketing strategy design. Prior to joining Incapital in 2000, he was with General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) for 12 years, where he served in a variety of debt funding roles, including asset-backed securities, MTNs, global corporate notes and swaps. Mr. Walker managed GMAC retail funding initiatives, which included direct responsibility for pricing, marketing, sales and operations for GMAC’s medium and short-term fixed income product programs. He directed numerous bond marketing initiatives that included internal product cross-marketing and external awareness efforts. He earned a BA from Alma College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Dealer Sales

John Tolar

John Tolar

Managing Director, National Sales Manager

John Tolar has worked in Incapital’s Dealer Sales department since 2003. Currently, he oversees efforts to bring agencies, CDs, corporates, mortgage-backed securities and InterNotes to financial services firms, broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. Previously, Mr. Tolar held sales roles at Countrywide Securities and FTN Financial, and worked as a Portfolio Manager for SunTrust Bank. He earned a BS in business from Florida State University and holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.


Trading

Patrick Leary

Patrick Leary

Managing Director, Head of Trading

Since joining Incapital in 2007, Patrick Leary has worked to make the firm’s Government Agencies trading desk the most active on the street and assumed responsibility for all fixed income trading operations. Mr. Leary has experience trading a broad range of fixed income instruments, including U.S. Treasuries, U.S. Government Agencies, mortgage-backed securities, and corporate and municipal bonds. Previously, he worked on trading desks at R. Seelaus & Co., Primevest Financial and Bremer Financial Corp. He attended the University of Montana and St. Cloud State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.