David Linton

Executive Vice President, Head of Distribution

David Linton is executive vice president and head of distribution at Salient. He is responsible for internal and external sales, national accounts and is a member of the senior management team.

David has more than 25 years of experience in retail sales and distribution. Prior to joining Salient in 2012, David served as the head of sales for Van Kampen Investments, a division of Morgan Stanley, where he led a team of more than 150 professionals in the distribution of mutual funds, closed-end funds, separate accounts, UITs, variable annuities and 401(k)s. He was also a managing director for Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Earlier in his career, David held national sales manager roles for Sun America Mutual Funds, ING Pilgrim and Northstar Funds.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Saint Lawrence University.