Michael Mithoff serves as a managing director at Salient.
Previously from 2000 to 2002, Michael practiced law in the mergers and acquisitions department of Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy followed by 3½ years in the corporate restructuring section at Dewey Ballantine’s Houston office before launching his investment firm. Michael served as president of Teton Strategic Investments, Inc., which he founded in 2006 and sold to Salient in 2013, to manage his family’s investment office as well as advise a number of other families in connection with portfolio allocation and management. Prior to Teton and until its sale , Michael served as outside chairman of the Advisory Board of Houston Global Investors, LLC, an asset management firm which focuses on the construction of global equity portfolios.
Michael is vice president of the Mithoff Family Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Museum of Natural Science (including the executive committee), Men of Distinction (which supports local children’s medical research) and the Houston Symphony, including the Houston Symphony’s Endowment Board. He has spent the past nine years in a variety of leadership roles with the Children’s Museum of Houston, including his current roles as vice president of contributed income and the Board’s executive committee and as past chair of the landmark $35 million “Take Another Giant Step” capital campaign. Michael 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 Houston at its annual Celebration of Families Luncheon, 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 received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Virginia in 1994 and a JD/ MBA from the University of Texas School of Law and Graduate School of Business, respectively, in 2000. While at the University of Texas, Michael served as editor-in-chief of the Business Law Journal, law clerk intern to Chief Justice Tom Phillips of the Texas Supreme Court and a manager of the University of Texas MBA investment fund.