Houston, Texas

11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2625
Houston, TX 77046

PHONE NUMBER: 832.941.5760
TOLL-FREE: 866.216.7016
FAX NUMBER: 832.308.3128

Catherine L. Schnaubelt
Managing Director

Cathy Schnaubelt is a senior wealth strategist for CIBC Private Wealth Management's Houston office, with more than 40 years of industry experience. In this role, Cathy is responsible for the development of integrated wealth management solutions and provides comprehensive estate and financial planning services to high net worth clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Cathy served as the director for Wells Fargo's ultra-high net worth family wealth division, Abbot Downing. While director, she focused on relationship management, estate planning, business planning and multi-generational planning for families whose net worth exceeded $50 million. Previously, she was a partner with Strasburger& Price LLP, where she was in charge of estate and business succession planning for families and business owners.

She was also a principal for the management consulting business within Avatar Associates LLC. Prior to Avatar, Cathy was a partner with Woodard, Hall & Primm PC, where she oversaw estate planning for individuals and business owners. She began her career as a family office controller with Axel Johnson E&P Corp.

Cathy is a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Estate Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Probate and Estate Section of the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Estate and Financial Forum, Attorneys in Tax and Probate and the American Association of Attorney-CPAs.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from South Texas College of Law. Cathy holds the Certified Public Accountant designation and her analysis has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and Family Wealth Report. She is also rated AV Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbard’s Peer Review Ratings.

Representing CIBC National Trust Company and CIBC Private Wealth Advisors, Inc.