Our People

Our People

We are a team that reflect the diverse needs of our clients

A partnership bound together by a collective vision and a common ethos. We believe deeply in intellectual capital, expertise, experience and credibility. We are creative, lateral in our thinking, responsive and proactive.

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Brent Seery

Brent Seery

Advisory Investments & Execution

Advisory Investments & Execution

Brent is an Investment Advisor at Saranac Partners, a member of the Investment Committee and responsible for the firm’s Proposition. He specialises in multi-asset class investment advisory and tactical opportunities, while providing outsourced CIO solutions to family office clients.

Brent joined Saranac in 2016 from Barclays where he led the UHNW investment proposition and formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Advisor. He studied at the University of Sydney and completed his studies at the University of Vienna.

David Bloom

David Bloom

Non-Executive Director

David Bloom is a Partner at Noe Group. David oversees all the private equity and venture capital investments. David was previously Chief Executive and founder of Goldacre Ventures, now part of the Noé group and he continues to oversee this division and has personally over seen more that £300m of investment. David has a wide-ranging background with over 14 years’ experience in the Technology Media and Telecommunications industry as an investor, founder and investment manager.

Gordon Neilly

Gordon Neilly

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Gordon joined the Board of Saranac in 2017 as a non-Executive Director.

Gordon is Chief of Staff at Aberdeen Standard and acts as advisor to the CEO in defining the company’s strategic agenda and delivering the projects that support this. He also manages and coordinates the company’s Global Leadership Group, which is responsible for delivering and monitoring progress against their business plans.

Gordon joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2016 from Cantor Fitzgerald where he held the position of Joint CEO. Before this, he was Head of Financials and Investment Companies at Canaccord Genuity following its acquisition of Intelli Corporate Finance, of which he was a founder. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the Scottish Institute in 1984.

He is also a non-executive director of Personal Assets Trust and the Noé Group.

Jeff Walsh

Jeff Walsh

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Jeff joined the Board of Saranac Partners in 2017 as a non-Executive Director.

He is a U.S. based investor and an innovator in both the private equity and alternative asset industries.

Martin Gilbert

Martin Gilbert

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Martin Gilbert has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector. Martin was a co-founder and former chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC; building it into a leading global asset manager.

He is currently Chairman of Revolut Limited, Toscafund and Deputy Chairman of River and Mercantile Group PLC. He is also the Senior Independent Director at Glencore plc.

Martin holds a MA in Accountancy and a LLB in Law from the University of Aberdeen.

Michelle Witter

Michelle Witter

Business Development

Business Development

Michelle leads business development at Saranac Partners and was one of the founding partners of the firm. Michelle works with strategic clients and partners and is responsible for marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Saranac, Michelle was Head of Distribution within the Global Investments & Services division within Barclays Wealth.

Michelle holds a degree in PPE from Oxford University.

Nuno Tarrana de Sousa

Nuno Tarrana de Sousa

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Nuno joined Saranac Partners in August 2021 as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Legal, Compliance, Risk, Technology, Operations and Human Resources.

Prior to joining Saranac, Nuno was the COO for Pictet Wealth Management UK, having been instrumental for its considerable growth.

The Imperial College graduate started his career in clinical research before joining Goldman Sachs, where he managed the wealth of Iberian and Latin-American UHNWs before moving to the EMEA COO office.

Nuno’s passion for design led him to co-found MIKE SIMONELLI, a London based product design studio and brand with its own collection of products.

Richard Berliand

Richard Berliand

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Richard Berliand’s career in the Financial Services sector spans over 35 years. He retired from a full time executive role at J.P.Morgan in 2011. During his 23 years with the Firm, he was involved in multiple asset classes and geographies, most recently as Managing Director leading the Global Cash Equities and Prime Services businesses and chairing the firm’s Market Structure practice.

Richard’s current non-executive activities include a number of roles in the markets arena, including as Chairman of TP ICAP plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, and Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc, the largest listed hedge fund group. Previous non-executive positions have included Deutsche Börse AG, Rothesay Life plc, LIFFE and London Clearing House.

Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott

Chairman

Chairman

Robert Elliott is Chairman and a director of Saranac Partners.

He joined Saranac in March 2017.

Robert was previously Chairman and Senior Partner at the global law firm, Linklaters LLP, where he remains Chairman Emeritus & Partner.

He is also Chairman of Permanent TSB Holdings plc, the Irish bank, headquartered in Dublin.

Simon Latham

Simon Latham

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Simon is Saranac Partners’ CFO and also supports some of our Private Capital work.

He joined Saranac Partners in 2016 having previously worked for Barclays in corporate strategy and chief of staff roles.

Simon started his career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman where is worked with financial services businesses across Europe.

He holds a Masters in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

Tanvi Davda

Tanvi Davda

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tanvi is the co-founder and former Managing Partner of Saranac Partners.

Tanvi has over 25 years of experience across Financial Services. Prior to starting Saranac Partners, she was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Global Investment & Solutions division of Barclays Wealth and a member of the Barclays Wealth Operating Committee.

She is a Trustee at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, her alma mater and was a Non-Executive Director for the Student Loans Company and a Board Member of Ofqual.

Tanvi holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of London.