Chief Executive Officer
Bill Enszer became chief executive officer of Salient in September 2020. As CEO, Bill oversees Salient’s investment businesses and the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Prior to being appointed CEO, Mr. Enszer was a partner and managing director at Salient leading the firm’s private markets investments. Mr. Enszer is a member of the firm’s investment committees and will now chair these committees as part of his new role. He joined Salient in 2010 and has managed both private equity and hedge fund portfolios during his 10-year career at the firm.
Throughout his 20-year professional career, Mr. Enszer held a variety of financial services and investing roles and worked for five years in the oil and gas industry. Before joining Salient, Mr. Enszer was a senior manager at a Houston-based wealth management and alternative investment firm where he developed and directed the company’s manager research and due diligence processes and was responsible for investing across multiple strategies and asset classes, including equity, fixed income, credit, private equity, hedge funds, real estate and commodities. He began his career at ExxonMobil where he was a financial analyst and auditor.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Baylor University and an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.