Americana Partners, a Dynasty Network partner headquartered in Houston, has appointed alternative investments executive Michael Mithoff as head of private equities, according to a news release.

Mithoff will advise families in connection with portfolio allocation and management, specifically with respect to alternative investment strategies, the release said. He will be based in Houston and will report to Jason Fertitta, president of Americana Partners.

Prior to joining Americana, Mithoff served as managing director in a similar role at HighTower Texas, formerly Salient Private Client, starting in November 2013. He also founded and managed the private equity advisory firm Teton Strategic Investments Inc., and serves as president of Wasatch Strategic Investments LLC, which he founded in 2018.

Americana has also added three new financial advisors to their team, expanding it to a total of eight advisors.

Gabe Cassell has joined Americana as a private wealth advisor. He formerly worked as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley since 2017. He earned a bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Bobby Jones is now managing director/private wealth advisor for Americana. Prior to joining the firm, he was chief investment officer for the Collins Family Office. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor's degree and earned an M.B.A. degree at the University of Texas at Austin.

Robert Muse joins Americana as managing director/private wealth advisor. He spent 20 years in institutional equity research sales and trading with Simmons & Company International. Muse earned a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.