Howard Davis, formerly an executive with Financial West Investment Group, has been named president of Sandlapper Securities LLC, based in Greenville, S.C., Sandlapper announced Monday.

Davis joins the firm from Financial West Investment Group, where he was most recently the director of corporate finance and former chief compliance officer. He also held the office of president at The Shemano Group, Kensington Securities and Numero Uno Franchise Group.

Davis is an active member of the Real Estate Industry Securities Association and the Investment Program Association, where he will chair the private placement committee in 2014.