Stephen D. Strake

Managing Director

Stephen D. Strake is a managing director at Salient with over three decades of experience in trust, banking and financial services. His focus is in marketing and relationship management for high-net-worth individuals and families, and their related businesses. Stephen co-founded Pinnacle Management & Trust, Co. in 1994, which was subsequently acquired in 2004 by Salient.

During his career, Stephen has worked in corporate finance, oil and gas exploration and production lending, cash management, and trust and investment activities.

A fourth-generation Houstonian, Stephen serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston, the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare, the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America, the Memorial Hermann Foundation, the Yellowstone Academy Advisory Board, the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, and formerly with West Houston Young Life and the Strake Foundation (rotating board member).

Stephen earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of the Texas School of Trust Banking at Southern Methodist University. Stephen holds FINRA Series 6, Series 63, Series 65 and Series 82 licenses. He resides in Houston with his wife Carla and four children, Stephen, Vince, Brooke and Brad.