Team

Palm Beach

The Evercore Wealth Management Palm Beach team delivers comprehensive and personalized wealth management, integrating wealth planning and investment strategy.

Michael Cozene

Partner, Wealth & Fiduciary Advisor

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Michael is a Partner and Wealth & Fiduciary Advisor at the Florida office of Evercore Wealth Management and a Managing Director at Evercore Trust Company, N.A., serving families, foundations, and endowments throughout the Southeast with comprehensive, goals-based wealth planning. He works closely with the firm’s investment portfolio managers and advises clients on strategic wealth planning, asset allocation, and fiduciary and family wealth matters, including governance, next-generation education, and philanthropy.

He is an active participant in the Evercore Wealth Management national Financial Planning Committee and a member of the Investment Policy Committee.

He joined Evercore in 2014 from GenSpring Family Offices in Florida, where he led business development and wealth planning and family office services for the firm’s ultra-high net worth clients. Prior to joining GenSpring, he served as an advisor to ultra-high net worth client families. He has 25 years of experience in wealth management.

Michael earned his B.S. from Florida State University, with a concentration in Finance and Accountancy.

Aldo Palles

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

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Aldo is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at the Palm Beach office of Evercore Wealth Management, delivering global investment management to families, foundations and endowments.

He joined Evercore Wealth Management in 2018 from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, where he served as a managing director and senior portfolio manager. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2007, Aldo 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. He was also previously an assistant professor of Applied Finance and Accounting at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

He has a B.S. degree 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 PlannerTM and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designations.

Ross Saia

Managing Director, Wealth & Fiduciary Advisor

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Ross is a Managing Director and Wealth & Fiduciary Advisor at the Palm Beach office of Evercore Wealth Management, providing families, foundations and endowments with comprehensive, goals-based wealth planning.

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. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in 2007, he oversaw fiduciary and investment administration at the Palm Beach office of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Ross has a B.S. degree in Business Management from the City University of New York. He holds the Certified Financial PlannerTM and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designations.