Our
Team

With offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and the Permian Basin, Americana Partners is run by a team of experienced portfolio managers and investment advisors with over 100 years of experience in wealth management.

Austin

  • Ronald E. Thacker

    Managing Partner / President

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  • Billy Busch

    Managing Director / Founding Partner

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  • Melissa Giles, CFP®

    Executive Director / Portfolio & Platform Management

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  • John Piland

    Senior Vice President / Business Development

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Dallas

  • Sheldon Busch, CFP®

    Managing Director / Founding Partner

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  • Josh Caltrider, CIMA®

    Managing Director / Founding Partner

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  • John Carlisle

    Managing Director

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  • Michelle Holmes

    Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services

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  • Janel Lyan

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Paul Schaufele

    Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Allen Sabanovic

    Compliance Officer

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  • David Warhoftig

    Director of Trading

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Houston

  • Jason Fertitta

    Chief Executive Officer / Founding Partner

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  • Robert Wellington

    Chief Financial Officer / Founding Partner

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  • David M. Darst, CFA®

    Managing Director / Chief Investment Officer

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  • Alex Zengo

    Managing Director / Chief Compliance Officer

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    George Biggs

    Executive Director of Sales and Business Development

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  • Benjamin Athens

    Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Fatina Benjamin

    Executive Director / Human Resources

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  • Gabe Cassell

    Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Ben Davidson

    Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Britton Daugbjerg

    Associate, Private Wealth Services

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  • Tamara Dupont

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Bonnie Green

    Associate / Office Management & Technology

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  • Shannon Griffin

    Executive Director / Office Management & Technology

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  • Daniel Harrison

    Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Bobby Jones

    Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor

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    Jean Malo, CFA®

    Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Michael Mithoff

    Managing Director / Private Equity

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  • Robert Muse

    Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Shereata Pontius

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Lynne Russell

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Joe Savery

    Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Johnathan Schnitzer

    Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Bobby Stillwell

    Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Urte Zakarauskaite

    Investment Analyst, Investment Operations

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  • Lauren Zifchak

    Associate / Finance

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Permian Basin

  • Phillip Knight, CFP®

    Managing Director / Partner

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  • Amy Lawler, CFP®, CPWA®

    Senior Vice President / Partner

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  • Charles Bailey, Jr.

    Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Chad Clary

    Senior Vice President / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Jordan Rundgren

    Vice President, Private Wealth Services

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  • Tori Eaton

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Kaitlin Fossen

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • Nicholas Perez

    Associate Vice President / Private Wealth Services

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  • Anna Reed

    Associate / Private Wealth Services

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  • J. Tom Snelson

    Associate / Private Wealth Advisor

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  • Jake Walton

    Investment Analyst/Investment Operations

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