Cushing Asset Management, LP

Investment Team

  • Jerry V. Swank
    Founder & Managing Partner

    Jerry V. Swank founded Swank Capital in 2001 and its wholly owned SEC-registered investment adviser in 2003. He has over 40 years of experience in investment management and research analysis. Mr. Swank was formerly President and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc, an oil and gas research/consulting company (now part of IHS Markit). He spent 14 years with CS First Boston, where he was a Director and Southwestern Regional Sales Manager. He worked seven years as a buy-side analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Swank holds a B.A. in Economics (University of Missouri) and an M.B.A. (University of North Texas). Mr. Swank has served on the boards of John S. Herold Inc., Matador Petroleum and Advantage Acceptance Inc.

  • Kevin Gallagher
    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Kevin Gallagher began his career in the energy investment industry in 2000. Before joining Swank Capital, he was a Senior Equity Research Associate at RBC Capital Markets with sector coverage responsibilities spanning Oilfield Services, Exploration and Production (E&P), Alternative Energy, and Master Limited Partnerships (MLP). Mr. Gallagher earned a B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Gallagher joined Swank Capital in 2006, and his roles include research and portfolio management for the firm’s MLP-related funds.

  • Saket Kumar
    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Saket Kumar has worked in investment management and investment banking focused on the energy and industrials sector since 2007. Before joining Swank Capital he was an analyst at Citadel Investment Group in their long short market neutral hedge fund strategy, an investment Banker at Bear Stearns and a marine engineer at Anglo Eastern Ship Management. Mr. Kumar earned his MBA. in Finance and Accounting from Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor in Engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute in India. He joined Swank Capital in 2012.

  • Matthew A. Lemme
    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Matthew A. Lemme has worked in investment management, management consulting, and investment banking since 1998, with a focus on the energy sector since 2000. Prior to joining Swank Capital, he was most recently a Managing Director at Highland Capital Management as well as an equity research analyst at UBS. Mr. Lemme earned a BS in Management from Villanova University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He joined Swank Capital in 2012.

  • Nick English
    Portfolio Manager

    Mr. English joined Cushing Asset Management in January 2014 and has worked in the energy industry since 2009. Prior to joining Cushing, he was a senior consultant at Portfolio Decisions where he focused on developing strategic plans for some of the largest companies in the oil and gas industry. Previously, he worked for Texas Energy Advisors, a capital advisory firm serving global energy clients. He began his career as a commercial credit analyst for Wells Fargo. Mr. English received his B.S. in Finance from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.