J. Kent Sweezey Partner  |  Dallas, TX

Kent Sweezey co-founded Turnbridge in 2008 and is a Partner and member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. His responsibilities include sharing responsibility for the Firm’s strategic and capital raising activities, as well as Board leadership and service.  Currently, Mr. Sweezey serves on the Board of Impact Selector.  In addition, Mr. Sweezey serves as a Director of CSW Industrials (NASDAQ:  CSWI), where he also serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee.

Prior to the formation of Turnbridge, Mr. Sweezey was a founding Partner at Centre Southwest (Turnbridge’s predecessor firm), where he led the origination and execution of investments in Gray Energy Services and Nexus Gas Partners. From 1984-2002, Mr. Sweezey worked at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (“DLJ”), and its successor firm, Credit Suisse, where he served as Co-Head of the Energy and Power Group and managed, in different periods, both the Dallas and Houston banking offices. Beginning in 1993 at DLJ, Mr. Sweezey focused exclusively on financing and advisory work in the energy services and equipment sector, while also originating investment opportunities for DLJ Merchant Banking Partners.

Previously, Mr. Sweezey served on the Boards of DeBusk Services Group and as Chairman of Allied Wireline Services and ROC Service Company, respectively. In addition, Mr. Sweezey served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Andrews School in Middletown, Delaware for the period 2003 through 2016, and continues to serve as Chair Emeritus of the Board. Mr. Sweezey’s prior Board service also includes Gray Energy Services, Nexus Gas Partners, and W-H Energy Services, as well as Dr. Pepper Bottling Company of Texas and Growth Capital Partners.

Mr. Sweezey received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Southern Methodist University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.