Michelle Ruch

Head of Trading

Michelle Ruch is the head of trading at Salient. She oversees trading in Salient’s Houston and San Francisco offices and across the entire investment platform.

Prior to joining Salient in 2011, Michelle was an equity trader for Pool Capital Partners, LLC, in Houston. Previously she was the co-founder and portfolio manager at Quint Capital, a long/short domestic electric utility and energy hedge fund. Earlier in her career, Michelle was a portfolio manager in the financial trading group at Enron Global Markets.

Michelle earned a Master of Business Administration from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.