Salient Teams

Salient’s teams have extensive track records and broad skill sets that allow us to adapt to evolving opportunities and market cycles. Individually, our investment professionals bring varied academic and career experience, with degrees ranging from business and finance to liberal arts, and roles that span the financial, real estate, and education sectors. Their tenure, experience, and intellectual curiosity inform Salient’s unique perspective and drive our portfolio construction and risk management process.

Leadership Team and Relationship Managers

Founded in 2002, Salient Private Client’s teams have decades of experience and combine a unique and world-class perspective with a high-touch approach to client service.

John Blaisdell

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Andrew B. Linbeck

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Heinrich Grobler

Chief Operating Officer, Salient Private Client Practice

Sherry G. Ashley, CFP®

Senior Trust Officer

Anthonie Badenhorst

Controller — Family Office

Barrett Conway


Mike Conway

Managing Director

Cole Dawson

Managing Director

Craig C. Dawson


Jeiccy J. Hakim


Brian Joiner


Alexandra Kantalis


Anil Khawaja

Vice President — Operations

James M. Maida

Portfolio Manager

James G. McGinness

Director — Salient Private Client

Michael Mithoff

Managing Director

Jimmy R. Moffett


J. Matthew Newtown

Managing Director

John E. Price

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen D. Strake

Managing Director

Kimberly Walling

Director — Client Services

Fred L. Williams, Jr.

Managing Director & President of Salient Trust Co.