WSW 2014: Divine Capital Markets Has Thrived Under Danielle Hughes' Leadership

The early days of the institutional broker-dealer Divine Capital Markets is a good example of how timing isn’t everything. Founder and CEO Danielle Hughes and a partner launched the firm right around 1999 as the dot-com bubble was bursting. Hughes then bought out her partner on Sept. 9, 2001, two days before the terrorist attacks that had a major impact on the country and the financial markets in particular. Despite these circumstances, the firm continued on.