Dario Saintus is the Managing Partner and Founder of Portrait Financial, LLC. His primary focus is to build Portrait Financial as a trusted wealth resource.
Mr. Saintus started in the financial industry in 2008 as a financial services professional with New York Life Insurance Company. While at New York Life, Mr. Saintus worked with clients to provide strategic insurance and investment solutions to protect and optimize clients' portfolio's. After spending 6 years with New York Life, Mr. Saintus left to become the Vice President of Business Development at VICAR Capital Advisors (“VICAR”). At VICAR, Mr. Saintus established trusted relationships with prospective clients and constructed strategic investment portfolios for clients based on their unique goals and objectives.
Disagreeing with the current state of how wealth management is provided, Mr. Saintus made the decision to start a financial firm that provided first class opportunities to its clients with clear, concise, and unique service at a reasonable level thus creating Portrait Financial, LLC.
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.B.A., Southern Methodist University (2018)
Victor “David” Russell, a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Portrait Financial, LLC. Prior to joining Portrait Financial, LLC, Mr. Russell was a Wealth Planning Analyst with UBS Wealth Management Americas Division. During his tenure, Mr. Russell was instrumental in providing clients with information necessary to uncover their financial needs, set a financial plan in place, and execute and monitor said plan. His expertise is in the areas of cash flow management, goals based financial planning, risk management, tax and estate planning, and investment management. These skills have been instrumental in allowing Mr. Russell to uncover client’s needs and create nontraditional strategies clients otherwise would have not addressed. Prior to his time with UBS, Mr. Russell was with Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Group, focusing on the audits of clients in the Asset Management and Banking & Capital Markets industries. Much of his time was spent conducting financial statement analysis, preparing and reviewing footnotes, first level review of client’s balance statement, income statement, and statement of cash flows. This experience gave Mr. Russell his introduction to the financial industry and his foundation in financial statement analysis and company valuation.
Aside from his professional career, Mr. Russell is very involved in philanthropic and community activities. His current involvement includes sitting on the Advisory Boards for both Adamson High School and IDEA High School, a board member on the TCU Young Alumni Board, and volunteer with Reading Partners. Mr. Russell was also a member of the Young Professional Leadership Program through the Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Russell strives to be a pillar in both the community both as a professional and a leader.
B.B.A., Texas Christian University
M.S., Oklahoma State University
Yanek Michel serves as a business advisor and independent tax consultant for Portrait Financial, LLC. Mr. Michel is based in the Atlanta market although maintains clients in the Dallas-Forth Worth and South Florida regions. He has over 8 years of risk management and regulatory advisory experience by way of Ernst & Young, LLP and other Fortune 500 companies. Yanek specializes in providing small businesses as well as individuals comprehensive solutions and strategies through YM Advisory, LLC. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
B.S., Florida State University