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. Each employee embodies Salient’s core values: authenticity, creativity, stewardship and excellence.
The Houston-based Energy Infrastructure Team is led by seasoned portfolio managers Greg Reid, Ted Gardner, and Parag Sanghani. Houston is the home for many energy infrastructure companies. Salient’s Energy Infrastructure strategies are designed to provide the opportunity to potentially capture attractive total returns driven by a combination of distribution yield plus prospective distribution growth. Energy Infrastructure returns have historically had a low correlation to the S&P 500, REITs, and high yield bonds.
John Palmer leads a San Francisco-based team that oversees a suite of real estate strategies. The products are designed to offer access to different areas of the real estate investment trust market while also providing income, diversification and hedging capabilities.
Broadmark Asset Management LLC co-CEO and CIO Christopher Guptill and co-CEO Ricardo Cortez oversee highly-adaptive long/short equity strategies that aim to lower the impact of equity volatility and preserve capital during down markets.
Founded in 2010 by energy industry veteran Kathryn S. MacAskie, Zarvona Energy, LLC (“Zarvona”) is a privately held independent oil & gas production and acquisition company headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2011, Zarvona entered into a joint venture with Salient to lead an effort to acquire, further develop, and produce mature, long-lived oil and gas assets. Zarvona and its affiliates currently own interests in operated oil and gas fields in West Texas and western Oklahoma, and non-operated fields through Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
The core of Salient’s management team has worked together in a variety of capacities for over a decade. As you can see in our biographies below, we are a diverse group of individuals with a broad array of skills who share a common set of values. Most importantly we are fueled by a collective mission to educate our clients and innovate investment solutions that help them meet their financial goals.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, Head of Distribution
Head of Trading