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.

Main Data
Benedicte Perrier-Dordain

Benedicte Perrier-Dordain

Quick Contact Details

Benedicte is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners.  She advises a diverse client base on all their financial affairs, from wealth planning to investments across all asset classes.

Having built relationships over more than 15 years and covering multiple generations, Benedicte provides expertise on long-term planning and evolving investment horizons.

Benedicte joined Saranac in 2019, having worked in wealth management at UBS and ACPI, as well as capital markets at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

She is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Masters Degree in economics from  Sciences Po Paris.  Benedicte is a French national and a fluent Russian speaker.

Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Quick Contact Details

Dan joined Saranac Partners in 2016 and is responsible for managing client relationships, advising on the effective allocation of capital and delivering bespoke investments and solutions. Dan’s particular area of interest and focus is supporting the founders of high-growth technology businesses. Over the last ten years, he has built trusted relationships across the European tech community.

Previously, Dan spent a number of years working with entrepreneurs at Barclays. Prior to this, he worked for a mid-market consultancy where he served private and public companies across sectors.

Dan holds a BA in Economics and is a Member of the CISI.

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown

Quick Contact Details

Jeremy joined Saranac Partners as a Founding Partner in August 2016.

He advises a diverse group of UK entrepreneurs and families across their investment portfolios and broader family issues.  Jeremy is an experienced finance professional and adviser, having started his career in 1982 working for Laurie Milbank.

Over the course of his career he has held senior positions at Flemings, JPMorgan, Schroders and Kleinwort Benson. He also acts as Chairman to one of our client’s investment companies and has previously served on the management board of Bradford Estates.

Jeremy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

 

Jorge Juanas Okornick

Jorge Juanas Okornicki

Quick Contact Details

Jorge Juanas Okornicki is a senior advisor and partner at Saranac Partners with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Before joining Saranac Partners he worked for Julius Baer in Zurich and Madrid where he was a senior advisor and more recently responsible for the Corporate Advisory for Spanish clients.

Previously he worked at Credit Suisse in the UHNWI department advising families and their corporates and at Lehman Brothers investment bank in London. He has experience in M&A, IPOs, Strategic Asset Allocation, Hedging strategies, yield enhancement strategies, derivatives. Jorge participated in the setup of European office in Madrid where he joined in September 2022.

Katherine Rees-Oliviere

Katherine Rees-Oliviere

Quick Contact Details

Katherine is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners. She joined Saranac in 2018 from ACPI, where she was a Managing Director.

Katherine has over 20 years’ experience working with clients including entrepreneurs, foundations, smaller corporates and family offices across the UK and Europe. She spent the majority of her career at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

Katherine holds a BA in Modern Languages from University College London.

Maria Porta

Maria is CEO of Saranac Partners Europe and one of the founders of the Madrid office. She has over 20 years experience working as a Senior Client Advisor in Financial Services. Skilled in Investment Advisory for Global Family Offices and Corporate Strategy for Family Enterprises, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneurs.

Maria has advised large and sophisticated clients with strategic planning and decision-making for their Family Office; outsourcing CIO services, asset allocation, risk and investment management, DD and access to the best in class products and services.

In recent years, Maria has provided high level strategic advisory to approximately 25+ major Corporate Groups to achieve their goals, allocating best in class teams, in areas such as: M&A, JV, Equity Solutions, Pre IPO process, Capital raising, Stock Lending, Hedging, Debt Solutions, Risk Management, Liquidity Management.

Maria is certified by CISI and efpa.

Miguel Nigorra

Miguel Nigorra

Quick Contact Details

Miguel Nigorra is a client advisor and partner at Saranac Partners Europe. He joined Saranac in September 2022 from Banca March, a family owned private bank.

Previously and over 20 years, Miguel has worked for both national and international based private and institutional clients in The Citibank Private Bank, UBS, Banco Santander International, and Banco Popular. The main motivation in his carrier as a client advisor has been keeping a client centric approach to all areas of advisory.

Miguel spent around 12 years living in the UK, and has a BA (Hons) degree form the European Business School, a constituent school of Regent’s University London and a PDG form I.E.S.E Business School.

Mike Dardis

Mike Dardis

Quick Contact Details

Mike Dardis is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners who works with a range of UK and internationally based private clients, families and other sophisticated investors.

Mike has a multi-disciplinary background in investments and advisory. His career in finance started in 2004 trading at JP Morgan before he moved to Barclays where he spent over 7 years. Prior to joining Saranac in 2017, Mike had spent 3 years advising an international private office.

Mike holds a BSc in Psychology from Birmingham University in addition to various finance qualifications.

Oliver Wilson

Oliver Wilson

Oliver Wilson is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners.

Prior to Joining Saranac, Oliver was a Managing Director at UBP and a partner at ACPI.

Oliver started his career at UBS Investment Bank specialising in Mergers & Acquisitions with a particular focus on technology and business services companies. In 2008 he moved into UBS’s Wealth Management business where he looked after a diverse mix of Ultra High Net Worth Resident Domiciled and Resident Non-Domiciled families.

Oliver holds an Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh and studied at the École du Louvre.

Robert Rayner

Robert Rayner

Quick Contact Details

Rob is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners. He works alongside Jeremy Brown advising an eclectic group of families across their financial affairs.

Rob joined Saranac in 2015 from Barclays where he spent 7 years including helping to launch a Barclays wide initiative focussed on helping high growth businesses and entrepreneurs. At Saranac he has worked as part of both the client advisor and private capital teams.

Rob holds a BA in History from the University of York and a Master of Studies in Medieval History from the University of Oxford.

Salah Alrawi

Salah Alrawi

Quick Contact Details

Salah Alrawi is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners.

He joined Saranac in 2019 from ACPI, where he was a partner. Previously Salah was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse UK Private Bank and an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he spent 14 years.

Salah studied Economics and French at St Mary’s College, California.

Tom Spencer

Tom Spencer

Quick Contact Details

Tom is a Client Advisor at Saranac Partners. He advises a diverse group of European entrepreneurs and families across their investment and broader financial affairs.

Working with his entrepreneurial clients, Tom provides expertise to business owners from the growth stages of their businesses through to major liquidity events and beyond. Tom has a particular interest in supporting and connecting the European technology community.

Prior to joining Saranac in 2017, Tom worked with a variety of domestic and international clients at Barclays and Bank Leumi.

Tom holds a BA in History & Politics from Durham University.