Energy Sector Focused Investment Strategies

Pickering Energy Partners LP (“PEP”) is an asset management and consulting firm, specializing in energy investments across asset classes. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and led by Dan Pickering, PEP invests client assets in energy sector focused public and private investment strategies designed to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns.



The Pickering Energy Partners Team

We believe a key to our success is our experienced team of investment and operations professionals, populated by senior energy and finance executives with business acumen and high integrity.


Dan Pickering

Chief Investment Officer


Walker Moody



Lex Hochner

Managing Director


Pravin Kanneganti

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer


Chris Micsak



Brent Orsak

Vice President


Robert Mills

Vice President


Christian Solcher, CFA

Director of Finance


Logan Dickinson



Son Le, CFA



Jake Smith, CFA



Reese Kreitz

Executive Assistant


Kate Ogden

Executive Assistant



We are looking to hire driven individuals and leaders who do what they say they will do, and aren’t afraid to be direct and honest at all times. If that sounds like you, check out our opportunities below and reach out!


Serving as a leading voice for the PEP Research team, the Managing Director will build and mentor a team to seek out new information and dive into the issues driving the future evolution of energy.



PEP’s Research Associate will support a team that is uncovering the information and developing insights that will guide our expansion into renewables and report on the energy transition.



PEP’s Research Analyst will be driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, ready to dig into the data work within a team that will guide our expansion into renewables and report on the energy transition.



As we grow our offerings, the Consulting Managing Director will lead the team in accomplishing our clients’ goals, driving research and assist in creating business development opportunities.



As a highly-motivated leader of our Consulting team, the Vice President role will help to achieve client goals and grow our business.



The PEP Consulting Analyst will provide support to our growing team. This team member must have a foundational knowledge of oil and gas and alternative energy industry, be comfortable interacting directly with clients, and possess exceptional analytical problem-solving capabilities.



PEP’s Operations & Financial Analyst will support day-to-day financial accounting operations as well as provide important project-specific research and financial analysis for new business initiatives.



PEP’s Vice President in Compliance will support the Chief Compliance Officer with the performance of compliance functions and responsibilities, as well as review materials and test internal controls.


To apply for any of the above positions, please email your resume and cover letter to The subject line of the email should be in the following format: PEP Careers – Applicant Name – Title of Role.

Pickering Energy Partners in the News

We not only keep a pulse on industry trends and conversations, we set the agenda. Read and watch the latest news and announcements from PEP and its founder and CIO, Dan Pickering.

New Year, New Outlook

Today’s environment brings unprecedented complexity to the energy markets. While volatility is par for the course in the energy industry, 2020 showed us just how tumultuous the market could be. We’ve dealt with the[…]

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Pickering Energy Partners and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Industry Veteran, Glen Stancil, Announce Partnership

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Get in Touch

Address: 3200 Kirby Drive, Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77098

Phone: +1.713.804.7575

  • Dan Pickering is the Chief Investment Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). PEP manages client assets via energy strategies focused primarily on public markets and private equity. Prior to PEP, Mr. Pickering served as the President of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Chief Investment Officer of TPH Investment Management. Dan has spent 26 years as an energy portfolio manager, researcher and analyst, first at Fidelity Investments (where he managed ~$1 billion of energy sector funds), then as Head of Research at Simmons & Company and as the founding partner of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Dan currently serves as the portfolio manager of the PEP Energy Equity Opportunities Fund and on the Investment Committee of PEP’s energy co-investment and private equity strategies. He also serves on the Advisory Board’s for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co, the Energy ESG Council, the Houston CFA Society, as well as the Board of Trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital and the Texas Children’s Hospital Foundation. Dan grew up in Missouri, has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
  • Walker Moody is the President of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Mr. Moody has operational responsibility for business. Prior to PEP, Mr. Moody served as a Partner and President of TPH Asset Management, the predecessor to PEP. Mr. Moody was previously with Goldman, Sachs & Co., within its Investment Management Division and was a Captain in the US Air Force with international affairs and strategic planning duties in the Middle East, the Pentagon, and was a Social Aide-de-Camp at the White House. Mr. Moody is an appointee of the Governor to the Board of Directors for the Texas Public Finance Authority, the public authority for financing, construction and acquisition of facilities for state agencies. Additionally, Mr. Moody is on the Executive Committee of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors and the Advisory Board of biotech venture capital fund,  Altitude Ventures Texas. Previously Mr. Moody was a member of the Oversight Committee of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, the $3 billion dollar state program to fund cancer related programs and companies. Mr. Moody received his MBA from Auburn University and earned both a BS and BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Texas Christian University.
  • Lex Hochner is a Managing Director at Pickering Energy Partners and focuses across PEP’s suite of private strategies. Prior to joining Pickering Energy Partners, Hochner served as Executive Director at TPH Asset Management. Hochner was a Vice President at Haddington Ventures, LLC. Before that, Hochner was an Associate at Jefferies & Company. Hochner received a BA in Sociology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Texas.
  • Pravin Kanneganti is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Mr. Kanneganti has responsibility over operations and compliance functions for the PEP platform. Prior to PEP, Mr. Kanneganti served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of BlackGold Capital Management, an energy credit investment manager, where he oversaw all operations as well as serving on the Risk and Valuation Committees. Prior to BlackGold, Mr. Kanneganti worked in UHY Advisors’ Houston tax practice focused on oil and gas partnerships and professional service firms. Mr. Kanneganti received his BBA from Texas A&M University and his MS from Southern Methodist University.
  • Chris Micsak is a Director at Pickering Energy Partners. Prior to joining PEP, he was a director at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management. Micsak was a Vice President at Haddington Ventures, a midstream infrastructure focused private equity fund prior to TPH Asset Management. Before that, Micsak was a senior analyst at Bentek Energy, a boutique energy consulting and analytics firm where he covered North American and global energy markets. Micsak has also held trading and analytical positions at investment banks and hedge funds in New York, Connecticut and Hong Kong. He received a B.A. in Economics and Asian Studies and graduated magna cum laude with Honors from Colgate University.
  • Brent Orsak serves as a Vice President on the private equity investment team of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Prior to PEP, Mr. Orsak was an Associate on the private equity investment team of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management. Mr. Orsak was previously an Associate in the energy investment banking group at Citigroup. While at Citigroup, Brent worked on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions for clients in the upstream, midstream, and oilfield services sectors. Prior to Citigroup, Brent was an analyst in Plains All American Pipeline’s Commercial Development group. Brent holds an MBA from Rice University and a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M.
  • Robert Mills serves as a Vice President on the private equity investment team of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP).  Prior to PEP, Mr. Mills was a Vice President at AEC Partners and previously an Associate on the energy investment team at Avista Capital Partners.  Prior to Avista Capital Partners, Mr. Mills served as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs where advised energy industry clients on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions.  Robert holds both an MS in Finance and a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University.
  • Christian Solcher, CFA, is the Director of Finance of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Mr. Solcher has responsibilities of overseeing all financial activities, financial reporting, budgeting, managing risk and disbursing funds. Prior to PEP, Mr. Solcher was an Analyst for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co Asset Management, the predecessor to PEP. Prior to joining TPH Asset Management, Christian was a financial analyst at OpenLink Financial, where he assisted management with forecasting and budgeting. Before that, he was a transaction services deals associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he conducted due diligence on energy companies. Mr. Solcher double majored in Engineering Science and Economics with a double minor in Corporate Strategy and Engineering Management and a Master of Accountancy from Vanderbilt University.
  • Logan Dickinson is an Associate on the private equity investment team of Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Prior to PEP, Mr. Dickinson was an Analyst in the Energy Investment Banking group at RBC Richardson Barr. While at RBC, he was a member of the acquisitions and divestitures team specializing in strategic advisory across the upstream and midstream sectors. Prior to RBC, he was an independent petroleum landman for various oil and gas operators across Texas. Mr. Dickinson holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University and a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.
  • Mr. Son Le serves as an Associate at Pickering Energy Partners. Before joining Pickering Energy Partners, Mr. Le was an analyst at Triple Crown Investments, where he was responsible for forecasting, budgeting, and evaluating investment opportunities as well as analyzing and reporting the performance of portfolio companies in the entertainment and real estate industries. Prior to Triple Crown Investments, Mr. Le worked at the International Operations Department of General Motors Financial in Fort Worth. Mr. Le is pursuing an MBA from New York University; he earned a BBA in Finance and Accounting, magna cum laude from Texas Christian University.
  • Mr. Jake Smith is an Associate at Pickering Energy Partners (PEP). Prior to PEP, Mr. Smith was a Senior Associate at KPMG. While at KPMG, he specialized in upstream oil and gas valuations related to mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, GAAP financial reporting, tax and strategic planning. Mr. Smith holds a MS in Finance and a BS in Petroleum Engineering, cum laude from Texas A&M University.
  • Reese Kreitz is an Executive Assistant at Pickering Energy Partners. Before that Reese Kreitz was an Executive Assistant at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Asset Management in the Houston office.  Kreitz was previously an Executive Assistant in the energy investment banking group at Simmons & Company International. Prior to Simmons & Company International, Kreitz was a Senior Circulation Manager at an energy publishing company. Before energy publishing, she was an Executive Assistant and Circulation Coordinator at a Houston based Japanese animation distribution company.
  • Kate Ogden serves as the Executive Assistant to Dan Pickering, CIO of the firm. She is responsible for assisting the Co-President with administrative needs. Kate was also previously an Executive Assistant for Dan Pickering at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.  Previously, Ogden served as the Executive Assistant of Research at Simmons & Company International. Ogden holds a BS in Business Management from Le Tourneau University.