Cushing Asset Management, LP

Investment Team

  • Jerry V. Swank
    Founder & Managing Partner

    Jerry V. Swank founded Swank Capital in 2001. He has over 40 years of experience in investment management and research analysis. Mr. Swank was President and CEO of John S. Herold, Inc, an oil and gas research/consulting company. 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. He currently serves on the board of Central Energy, LP.

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  • Judd B. Cryer
    Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

    Judd B. Cryer has worked in investment management and equities research focused on the energy sector since 2005 and had previously worked in the consulting engineering field since 1996. Before joining Swank Capital he spent three years as a consulting engineer with Utility Engineering Corporation in the power generation and utilities industries, and prior to that he worked for three years as a project manager with John Zink Company, a Koch Industries company, in the petrochemical equipment sector. Mr. Cryer earned his M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Southern Methodist University and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He joined the firm in 2005.

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  • Kevin Gallagher
    Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

    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.

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  • Saket Kumar
    Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

    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.

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  • Matthew A. Lemme
    Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Sr. Research Analyst

    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.

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