Americana Partners appoints Mithoff as private equity head and MD

Americana Partners has named Michael Mithoff as a managing director and head of private equity. Previously, Mithoff was a managing director in a similar role at HighTower Texas.


HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Americana Partners is pleased to announce that Michael Mithoff has joined their firm as Managing Director and Head of Private Equity.

As Head of Private Equity at Americana Partners, Mr. Mithoff will advise families in connection with portfolio allocation and management, specifically with respect to alternative investment strategies. He will be based in Houston and reports to Jason Fertitta, President of Americana Partners.

Launched on April 29, 2019, Americana Partners is the largest breakaway of the year and the largest single team to join the Dynasty Network. The firm has offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas and has longstanding ties to Texas. The team at Americana Partners previously managed $6 Billion in client assets.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Michael for fifteen years and I am delighted to have him join Americana Partners as our Head of Private Equity,” said Mr. Fertitta. “He is well-respected in the industry, has deep ties to Houston and brings considerable alternative investment expertise to Americana Partners. Our clients are increasingly seeking private equity investment opportunities and we are looking forward to having Michael take the lead.”

Prior to Americana, he served as a Managing Director in a similar role at HighTower Texas (formerly Salient Private Client), since November 2013. Mr. Mithoff also founded and managed a private equity advisory firm Teton Strategic Investments, Inc. and he currently serves as President of Wasatch Strategic Investments, L.L.C., which he founded in 2018. He served as Outside Chairman of the Advisory Board of Houston Global Investors, LLC until March 2013.

Mr. Mithoff is Vice President of the Mithoff Family Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Houston Museum of Natural Science (including former roles with the Executive & Investment Committees), Men of Distinction, The University of Texas Development Board, The University of Virginia Capital Campaign Committee and Harris County Hospital District Foundation. He has spent the past 15 years in a variety of leadership roles with The Children’s Museum of Houston, including his ongoing role on the Board. He also served as an advisor on the Steering Committee of Legacy Community Health Services’ $15 million Capital Campaign.

Mr. Mithoff received a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia in 1994 and a J.D./ M.B.A. from The University of Texas School of Law and Graduate School of Business, respectively, in 2000.

Americana Partners has also added three new financial advisors to their team: Gabe Cassel, Bobby Jones and Robert Muse. The firm now has a total of eight financial advisors.

According to Mr. Fertitta, “I am proud to announce that we have successfully added three more advisors to Americana Partners. In addition to all three having amazing personal networks, these advisors will have an opportunity to immediately support our current advisors with the overwhelmingly positive reception we have had from clients and prospects. We are looking forward to announcing some more critical hires shortly.”

Gabe Cassel is currently a Private Wealth Advisor with Americana Partners. Gabe was a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley since 2017. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Gabe worked in sales management for 5 years. He earned a B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University where he also lettered two years for the Baseball team.

Bobby Jones is a Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor with Americana Partners. Prior to joining Americana, he was Chief Investment Officer for a Texas-based family office. His prior work experiences include T.A. McKay & Co., a distressed credit hedge fund, Morgan Stanley and the United States Department of the Treasury. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a BBA and earned an MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Muse is a Managing Director / Private Wealth Advisor with Americana Partners. Prior to that, he spent 20 years with Simmons & Company International in institutional equity research, sales and trading. Mr. Muse founded and was the Managing Director for Simmons’ European Institutional Securities business in London from 2000-2016. He earned a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Americana Partners is a member of the Dynasty Financial Partners Network of independent advisory firms.

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