A. Haag Sherman
In addition to serving as Vice President of Sanders Morris Harris, Haag Sherman serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Tectonic Advisors. Prior thereto, Mr. Sherman co-founded and served in various executive positions (including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer) of Salient Partners, LP, a Houston-based investment firm with $17.5 billion in assets. At Salient, Mr. Sherman developed most of Salient’s investment products and co-developed patented software that provided scale and “intelligence” to Salient’s retail distribution platform, which was considered one of the most effective (in terms of scale relative to resources and artificial intelligence) in the retail alternatives marketplace. Prior to co-founding Salient, Mr. Sherman served as an executive officer and partner of The Redstone Companies where he, among other things, managed a private equity portfolio (with a concentration in financial services companies). Mr. Sherman previously practiced corporate law at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP and was an auditor at Price Waterhouse, a public accounting firm. Mr. Sherman is an attorney and certified public accountant. Mr. Sherman currently serves as an adjunct professor of law at The University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Sherman has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit as well as public companies, including: Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) and Salient Midstream and MLP Fund (NYSE: SMM), which he co-founded. Mr. Sherman has a successful history of entrepreneurial activities beyond financial services, including co-founding an energy waste disposal business (which is now one of the largest in its market area). He has commented and written extensively on public policy and financial matters, including authoring articles for Barron’s,Marketwatch and other publications and wrote Shattering Orthodoxies: An Economic and Foreign Policy Blueprint for America (Easton Press, 2008), which reached no. 6 on Amazon’s top Social and Economic Policy Books after publication.