Evercore Wealth Management today announced the promotions of Portfolio Manager Michael Kirkbride, Portfolio Manager Aldo Palles, and Wealth and Fiduciary Advisor Ross Saia to partner.

Mr. Kirkbride is based at the Evercore headquarters in New York City; Mr. Palles and Mr. Saia are based at the Evercore Wealth Management and Evercore Trust Company, N.A. office in Palm Beach, Florida.
“Michael, Aldo and Ross are strong contributors to our firm, always putting our clients first and demonstrating terrific teamwork,” said Chris Zander, CEO of Evercore Wealth Management and Evercore Trust Company, N.A. “I am delighted to recognize their leadership and look forward to working with them as we continue to grow our business across the United States, advising our clients at the highest professional level.”
Mr. Kirkbride is a portfolio manager at Evercore Wealth Management, managing investment assets for families, foundations, and endowments. He contributes to managing the firm’s core equity strategy and dividend-yield portfolio and to the continuing development of the firm’s ESG investment approach, which is customized for each client. Mr. Kirkbride joined Evercore in 2019 from Fieldpoint Private, where he worked for two years as a senior investment advisor. He previously worked as a senior portfolio manager at U.S. Trust, managing approximately $2 billion in assets for families and foundations. He received a B.A. at Rutgers College and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Mr. Palles is a portfolio manager at Evercore Wealth Management, managing investment assets for families, foundations and endowments. He is an active member in the firm’s national investment committee. Mr. Palles joined Evercore in 2018 from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where he served as a managing director and senior portfolio manager in Palm Beach. Earlier, he served as the chief investment officer of Crestmark Investment Management in Jupiter, Florida, and worked as a financial advisor at GenSpring Family Offices in Palm Beach Gardens. He has a bachelor’s in business administration and finance from Florida International University, a master’s in accountancy from the University of Denver and a master’s in finance from the University of Miami. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designations.
Mr. Saia is a wealth & fiduciary advisor at Evercore Wealth Management and Evercore Trust Company, delivering strategic planning and fiduciary advice to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families and contributing to the Fiduciary Oversight Group. He joined Evercore in 2018 from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where he served as a senior vice president and senior trust officer in Palm Beach. He previously oversaw fiduciary and investment administration at the Palm Beach office of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Mr. Saia has a B.S. in business management from the City University of New York. He holds the Certified Financial Planner® and Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designations. He is also a member of the East Coast Estate Planning Council and Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council.

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