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.

WHO WE ARE

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

President

Lex Hochner

Managing Director

Daniel Senneff

Executive Director

Pravin Kanneganti

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Compliance Officer

Chris Micsak

Director

Preston Finkbeiner, CFA

Associate

Brent Orsak

Associate

Christian Solcher, CFA

Director of Finance

Erika Chaparro

Analyst

Son Le

Analyst

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.

U.S. Shale, This is Your Moment – Don’t Mess it Up!

U.S. Shale, This is Your Moment – Don’t Mess it Up! The attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and resulting geopolitical tensions have rightfully dominated global headlines lately, as the[…]

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Pickering Energy Partners Announces Strategic Joint Venture with Henry Resources

HOUSTON, Texas (September 24, 2019) – Pickering Energy Partners (PEP), a Houston-based energy investment management firm, is pleased to announce a strategic joint venture with Henry Resources (Henry), one of the premier[…]

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Get in Touch

Address: 1111 Bagby Street, Suite 4920, Houston, Texas 77002

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. TPH Asset Management managed both public and private equity strategies for institutional and individual clients. Dan has spent 24 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. He 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 research-based strategies. 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 an Executive Director at Pickering Energy Partners and focused on the Co-Investments funds and Private Energy Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining PEP, 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.
  • Daniel Senneff is an Executive Director focused on Energy Equities and Co-Investments at Pickering Energy Partners. Before joining Pickering Energy Partners, Senneff spent four years at the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) with the Natural Resources Investments team managing a $3 billion portfolio of public and private investments across the resources value chain and underwriting energy and resources co-investments. Senneff began his career in energy finance as an Equity Research Associate at RBC Capital Markets covering energy upstream and service equities. Senneff received a BBA in Finance from May Business School at Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • 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.
  • Preston Finkbeiner, CFA, is an Associate at Pickering Energy Partners focused on private equity strategies. Before joining Pickering Energy Partners, Mr. Finkbeiner was an Associate at TPH Asset Management. Prior to TPH, Mr. Finkbeiner was an analyst in the energy investment banking group at KeyBanc Capital Markets. While at KeyBanc, Mr. Finkbeiner worked on a number of advisory and capital market transactions within the upstream and midstream subsectors. Mr. Finkbeiner began his career as an analyst within Phillip 66’s commercial finance group. Mr. Finkbeiner holds a BBA in Finance from The C.T. Bauer College of Business at The University of Houston and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
  • Brent Orsak serves as an Associate 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.
  • 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.
  • Erika Chaparro is an Analyst for Pickering Energy Partners. Prior to joining Pickering Energy Partners, Chaparro was an Analyst at KCI, a medical device company, in the sales operations team. While at KCI, she was responsible for the US sales field incentive compensation and planning. Before that, Chaparro was an operations analyst for Avenue Capital Group, where she was responsible for monthly price verification across all asset classes for US and Europe strategies. Chaparro double majored in Accounting and Finance from Fairfield University.
  • Son Le serves as an Analyst at Pickering Energy Partners. Before joining Pickering Energy Partners, Le was an analyst at Triple Crown Investments, where he was responsible for forecasting, budgeting, and valuating investment opportunities as well as analyzing and reporting performance of portfolio companies in the entertainment and real estate industries. Prior to Triple Crown Investments, Le worked at International Operations Department of General Motors Financial in Fort Worth. Le passed all three levels of the CFA Program, and earned a BBA in Finance and Accounting, magna cum laude from Texas Christian University.