Project Description

Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations

David has spent his entire 20+ year career in the financial services industry.  He was most recently Managing Director, Head of Institutional Investments, at Salient Partners.  During his 15-year tenure, David played an integral role in building Salient’s institutional platform where he focused his time on public/private pension funds, healthcare systems, endowment/foundations and family offices. Prior to joining Salient, Mr. Hicks spent 6 years at AIM Investments working as part of the research and sales teams.

Career Highlights

  • Salient Partners
    Managing Director 2006 – 2021
  • AIM Investments
    Research Analyst 2000 – 2006


  • MBA – University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
  • BBA – Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Awards, Accomplishments & Boards

  • Member of CFA Institute
  • Member of Houston Society of Financial Analysts
  • Houston Ronald McDonald House – Board Member
  • Houston House Foundation – Trustee