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Michael Mithoff

Michael Mithoff

Managing Director / Private Equity

Michael is currently a Managing Director, Private Equity at Americana Partners.  Prior to Americana, he served as a Managing Director in a similar role at HighTower Texas (formerly Salient Private Client), where since November 2013 he advised families in connection with portfolio allocation and management, specifically with respect to alternative investment strategies.  Michael also founded and managed a private equity advisory firm Teton Strategic Investments, Inc. and he currently serves as President of Wasatch Strategic Investments, L.L.C., which he founded in 2018.  He served as Outside Chairman of the Advisory Board of Houston Global Investors, LLC until March 2013.  Michael is also Vice President of the Mithoff Family Foundation.  He serves on the Board of Directors of The Houston Museum of Natural Science (including former roles with the Finance & Investment Committees), Men of Distinction (which provides grants supporting pediatric medical research within the Texas Medical Center), The University of Texas Development Board, The University of Virginia Houston Regional Board, Harris County Hospital District Foundation, and Episcopal High School Endowment Fund.  He has spent the past 15 years in a variety of leadership roles with The Children’s Museum of Houston, including his ongoing role on the Board and former roles with the Executive Committee and as Chair of the landmark $35 million “Take Another Giant Step” Capital Campaign.  He also served as an advisor on the Steering Committee of Legacy Community Health Services’ $15 million Capital Campaign.  Michael was a co-recipient, along with his family, of the 2007 Family of the Year Award, presented by Family Services of Greater, recognized as a 2011 “Community Champion” by Texas Children’s Hospital and co-recipient of the 2012 Community Service Award by Legacy Community Health Services.  Michael and his family are also ardent supporters of Family Legacy, a Christian missionary organization which supports the orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia, Africa.

Michael received a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia in 1994 and a J.D./ M.B.A. from The University of Texas School of Law and Graduate School of Business, respectively, in 2000.  Michael resides in Houston, Texas with his wife Melissa and three children. 

Jason Fertitta

Jason Fertitta

Chief Executive Officer / Founding Partner
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Ronald E. Thacker

Ronald E. Thacker

Managing Partner / President
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Robert Wellington

Robert Wellington

Chief Financial Officer / Founding Partner
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Billy Busch

Billy Busch

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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Sheldon Busch, CFP®

Sheldon Busch, CFP®

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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Josh Caltrider, CIMA®

Josh Caltrider, CIMA®

Managing Director / Founding Partner
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David M. Darst, CFA®

David M. Darst, CFA®

Managing Director / Chief Investment Officer
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Alex Zengo

Alex Zengo

Managing Director / Chief Compliance Officer
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Phillip Knight, CFP®

Phillip Knight, CFP®

Managing Director / Partner
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Amy Lawler, CFP®, CPWA®

Amy Lawler, CFP®, CPWA®

Senior Vice President / Partner
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Chad Clary

Chad Clary

Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Benjamin Athens

Benjamin Athens

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Charles Bailey, Jr.

Charles Bailey, Jr.

Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Fatina Benjamin

Fatina Benjamin

Executive Director / Human Resources
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John Carlisle

John Carlisle

Managing Director
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Gabe Cassell

Gabe Cassell

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Ben Davidson

Ben Davidson

Private Wealth Advisor
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Britton Daugbjerg

Britton Daugbjerg

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Tamara Dupont

Tamara Dupont

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Tori Eaton

Tori Eaton

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Kaitlin Fossen

Kaitlin Fossen

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Melissa Giles, CFP®

Melissa Giles, CFP®

Executive Director / Portfolio & Platform Management
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Bonnie Green

Bonnie Green

Associate / Office Management & Technology
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Shannon Griffin

Shannon Griffin

Executive Director / Office Management & Technology
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Daniel Harrison

Daniel Harrison

Private Wealth Advisor
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Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services
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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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Janel Lyan

Janel Lyan

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Jean Malo, CFA®

Jean Malo, CFA®

Private Wealth Advisor
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Michael Mithoff

Michael Mithoff

Managing Director / Private Equity
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Robert Muse

Robert Muse

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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Nicholas Perez

Nicholas Perez

Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services
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John Piland

John Piland

Senior Vice President / Business Development
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Shereata Pontius

Shereata Pontius

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Anna Reed

Anna Reed

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Lynne Russell

Lynne Russell

Associate / Private Wealth Services
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Joe Savery

Joe Savery

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Paul Schaufele

Paul Schaufele

Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor
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Johnathan Schnitzer

Johnathan Schnitzer

Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor
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J. Tom Snelson

J. Tom Snelson

Associate / Private Wealth Advisor
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Jake Walton

Jake Walton

Investment Analyst / Investment Operations
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Allen Sabanovic

Allen Sabanovic

Compliance Officer
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Bobby Stillwell

Bobby Stillwell

Private Wealth Advisor
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David Warhoftig

David Warhoftig

Director of Trading
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Urte Zakarauskaite

Investment Analyst / Investment Operations
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Lauren Zifchak

Associate / Finance
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