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

Family Office Controller

Mike Conway

Managing Director

Cole Dawson

Managing Director

Craig C. Dawson


Jeiccy J. Hakim


Anil Khawaja

Operations Manager

James M. Maida

Director, Investments

Michael Mithoff

Managing Director

Jimmy R. Moffett

Senior Associate

J. Matthew Newtown

Managing Director

John E. Price

Chief Financial Officer & Managing Director

Stephen D. Strake

Managing Director

Kimberly Walling

Director of Client Services

Fred L. Williams, Jr.

President, Salient Trust Company