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Element Pointe was founded by former professionals from large global banks, who established the firm in order to provide independent, transparent, objective advice and portfolio management to clients.

David Savir

Chief Executive Officer

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David Savir

Chief Executive Officer

David Savir is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Element Pointe Advisors. He is responsible for leading the firm’s overall management and strategy and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s portfolio management and advisory services. Prior to co-founding Element Pointe, David held the position of Vice President at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, directing a team of investment and lending professionals in advising ultra-high net worth clients throughout the U.S. David began his career in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for advising and managing investment portfolios for wealthy individuals and families.

David received his JD and MBA degrees from the University of Miami, where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and Graduate Assistant to the Business Law faculty, performing academic research in the areas of securities regulation, corporate governance, and business ethics. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida. David is a member of The Florida Bar.*

Involved in his community, David is a past board member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship South Florida, and has served as a mentor to students in the University of Miami Entrepreneurship Program.

He resides in South Florida with his wife, Jacqueline, and their four children.

*Mr. Savir and Element Pointe Advisors, LLC do not provide any legal advice or services in connection with advisory services.

Carlos A. Dominguez

President & Chief Investment Officer

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Carlos A. Dominguez

President & Chief Investment Officer

Carlos A. Dominguez is Co-Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Element Pointe Advisors. Carlos is responsible for guiding the firm’s overall investment strategy, asset allocation models, along with the selection and management of individual U.S. equity securities. Prior to co-founding Element Pointe, Carlos held the position of Vice President at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, directing a team of investment management and lending professionals in advising high net worth clients throughout the U.S. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Carlos served for nine years as a portfolio manager at Alpine Capital Partners, LLC, an opportunistic, long-short equity hedge fund manager primarily focused on mid and large cap U.S. equities. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the investment process including securities selection, portfolio construction, trade execution and risk management. Carlos started his career on Wall Street in 1994 at Orbit II Partners, a derivatives market-making firm, where he spent six years as Portfolio Manager. From 1997 – 2000, he took on the additional role of Director of San Francisco Trading Operations where he recruited, trained and managed the most successful market-making team at the firm.

Carlos received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2002 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University.

A Miami native, Carlos is passionate about serving his community. He is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and also sits on the Ransom Everglades School Alumni Board. Carlos previously served on the board of City Year Miami, an educational non-profit. Carlos is an avid sports fan and resides in Coconut Grove with his wife, Melissa, and their three daughters.

Dan Rodriguez, Ph.D., CFA

Chief Economist & Head of Research

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Dan Rodriguez, Ph.D., CFA

Chief Economist & Head of Research

Dan Rodriguez is Chief Economist and Head of Research of Element Pointe Advisors. He is responsible for leading the firm’s U.S. and global economic and markets research efforts. He works closely with the Chief Investment Officer and the CEO to help ensure that the firm’s economic views are congruent with portfolio asset/sub-asset class allocations for each of the firm’s clients. Prior to joining Element Pointe Advisors, Dan held the position of Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at a discretionary global macro hedge fund where he had responsibility for portfolio construction and risk management, and served on the firm’s investment committee. Dan was also a Senior Risk Officer at Point72 Asset Management, LP, where he had risk management and performance evaluation responsibility for equity long-short portfolios in consumer discretionary, technology, media and telecommunications, and health care sectors. Additionally, Dan advised on the portfolio construction of each sub-portfolio and the overall firm portfolio. Previously, Dan served as CRO for the Credit-Suisse Equities Division and its Global Proprietary Trading Group. He began his career at Morgan Stanley, working in its Commodities Division as Group Risk Manager.

Dan earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellowship recipient, and his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy. At West Point, he earned the 1933 Economics Award as the top graduate in his class in the field of economics and received top honors as a Distinguished Graduate. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

As a former U.S. Army Officer, Dan is passionate about supporting Veteran’s charitable causes.

Dionne C. Fajardo

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

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Dionne C. Fajardo

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

Dionne C. Fajardo is Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Element Pointe Advisors.

Dionne is responsible for managing compliance and regulatory matters and providing legal counsel to the firm. Dionne has close to thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Element Pointe in April 2020, Dionne was a Shareholder at the law firm of Wiand Guerra King where she developed and led its Compliance and Regulatory Consulting Group for ten years. Before Wiand Guerra King, she was Chief Compliance Officer at Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. and held officer positions at InterSecurities, Inc., William R. Hough & Co., and the Hough Group of Funds.

Dionne received her Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in International Law from the Stetson University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Management with an emphasis in Chinese Studies from World College West.

Dionne is a member of the Florida Bar. She is also a member of Southeastern Women in Financial Services and the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Dionne has served as a presenter at several financial industry events, covering a wide array of topics including investment adviser and broker-dealer compliance, anti-money laundering, cybersecurity, and fiduciary obligations. Away from the office, Dionne enjoys travelling internationally with her husband and their two adult children.

Kristopher Martin, CFP®

Vice President, Wealth Advisor

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Kristopher Martin, CFP®

Vice President, Wealth Advisor

Kristopher K. Martin, CFP® is a Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Element Pointe Advisors. Kristopher joined Element Pointe in 2017 and is responsible for delivering the firm’s wealth management, portfolio management, and family office advisory services to high net worth clients in the U.S. As a Wealth Advisor, Kristopher engages with clients in crafting and implementing customized investment and wealth management strategies to help them realize their long-term financial goals. Additionally, Kristopher works closely with the executive team in the implementation of the firm’s business development and growth strategy. Kristopher is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Prior to joining Element Pointe, Kristopher spent five years at global concert promoter Live Nation, where he was responsible for working with many of the largest global talent agencies in booking events and negotiating talent contracts, as well as managing revenue forecasts, ticket pricing, and pro forma financials for large scale events, concerts, and festivals.

Kristopher received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Music Business from the University of Miami.

Passionate about music, Kristopher plays multiple instruments, including percussion, piano, saxophone, and guitar. A South Florida native, Kristopher currently resides in Miami with his wife, Jordan.

Stephen J. O’Connell, CFA

Vice President, Investment Management

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Stephen J. O’Connell, CFA

Vice President, Investment Management

Stephen J. O’Connell, CFA is a Vice President on the Investment Management team at Element Pointe Advisors. Stephen joined Element Pointe in 2016. He reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer and assists the investment team with overall investment strategy and portfolio implementation. Stephen is responsible for performing investment research and due diligence, as well as, leading efforts in the preparation of investment reports and analytics. Stephen works closely with the executive team in the development and maintenance of the underlying portfolio management infrastructure, as well as, leveraging the firm’s technology to help craft and implement customized investment and wealth management strategies for the firm’s clients.

Stephen received his Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Miami. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Miami.

Originally from Armonk, NY; Stephen currently resides in Miami, Florida.

John C. Rodriguez, CFP®

Client Service Manager

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John C. Rodriguez, CFP®

Client Service Manager

John C. Rodriguez, CFP® is a Client Service Manager at Element Pointe Advisors, where he is responsible for working with the firm’s executives and advisors in operational and client service matters, including communications with clients, custodians, and service providers. Prior to joining Element Pointe, John spent nine years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he most recently held the position of Financial Solutions Advisor. In this role, he was responsible for working with clients to address their retirement and investment goals. John holds an MBA from Florida International University, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Eli Kes

Portfolio Reporting Associate

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Eli Kes

Portfolio Reporting Associate

Eli Kes is a Portfolio Reporting Associate at Element Pointe Advisors. Eli joined Element Pointe in 2021 and is responsible for leveraging the firm’s technological tools to assist the firm’s Investment Management team and wealth advisors in analyzing and preparing financial and client performance reporting.

Eli has over nine years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Element Pointe Advisors, he held the positions of Portfolio and Reporting Analyst at BigSur Partners, Private Equity & Hedge Fund Associate at Banco Itau, and Client Relations Analyst at FS Investments.

Eli received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Real Estate from the University of Central Florida.

Originally from Providence, RI; Eli currently resides in Miami, Florida.

Lura Brown

Client Service Associate

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Lura Brown

Client Service Associate

Lura J. Brown is a Client Service Associate at Element Pointe Advisors, where she is responsible for working with the firm’s executives and wealth advisors in account management and facilitating business operations through communications with clients, custodians, and service providers.

Prior to joining Element Pointe, Lura was an Associate Advisor at a wealth management firm in her home-state, Indiana.

Lura received her Bachelor’s degree in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue University in 2018.

Lura currently resides in Miami, Florida.

Olivia Nash

Client Service Associate

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Olivia Nash

Client Service Associate

Olivia Nash is a Client Service Associate at Element Pointe Advisors, where she is responsible for working with the firm’s executives and wealth advisors in account management and facilitating business operations through communications with clients, custodians, and service providers.

Prior to joining Element Pointe, Olivia spent three years in corporate marketing at Interval International, a subsidiary of Marriott Vacations, where her responsibilities included managing B2B marketing campaigns, corporate events, and business development initiatives.

Olivia is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Florida and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University.

A South Florida native, Olivia currently resides in Miami, Florida.

Suzana Cacaj

Executive Assistant to the CEO and President

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Suzana Cacaj

Executive Assistant to the CEO and President

Suzana Cacaj is Executive Assistant to the CEO and President at Element Pointe Advisors. Suzana joined Element Pointe in 2020 and is responsible for working with the executive team on all matters related to business operations, office management, finance, and resource management.

Prior to joining Element Pointe, Suzana worked as an Executive Assistant in New York at McCann Health and Egon Zehnder.

Suzana received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Relations from Pace University in New York City. Originally from New York, Suzana currently resides in Miami, Florida.

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