Frank O. Sloan, Managing Partner
Mr. Sloan has managed investment portfolios for over thirty-five years. He has navigated through the 1970’s recession and stagflation, double digit interest rates followed by the market crash in 1987, the dot-com bust in 2000, the Great Recession of 2008, and most recently, the European Credit Crisis. This experience has been invaluable in the development and refinement of the unique investment methodology, Post Modern Portfolio Management (PMPM). Early in his career, Mr. Sloan recognized investment strategies must transition to be more dynamic and tactical due to the global nature of the economy. Technological innovations have made global information flow instantaneous resulting in immediate market reaction. This has caused a dramatic evolution in capital market dynamics. Throughout his career, Mr. Sloan has maintained that risk management is of utmost importance. However, PMPM rejects the notion that volatility and risk are synonymous. The investment management philosophy perceives risk as not participating in the performance of a certain asset class during a particular stage of a market cycle. Mr. Sloan’s long term strategy strives to capitalize on the opportunities created by short-term volatility and the emotional reaction of investors. Recognized by numerous publications and organizations for his investment achievements, his greatest rewards are helping clients meet their financial goals. Mr. Sloan is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Casey W. Conway, Partner
Mr. Conway is a portfolio manager with Sloan Investment Management, LLC, responsible for research and execution of the firm’s tactical allocation strategy. He also works closely handling all other aspects of client relationships. Mr. Conway has been with the Sloan team since 2003. From 2000-2003, he served as Vice President of Finance for a large regional oil company. Prior to 2000, Mr. Conway worked with the commercial banking group with Bank One, predecessor of JPMorgan Chase bank. Mr. Conway graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the Securities Industry Institute of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Conway serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Northeast Texas Chapter, is a member of Children’s Medical Trust and has worked as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters North Texas.
James P. Henry, Portfolio Manager
Mr. Henry is a portfolio manager with Sloan Investment Management, LLC, where he is responsible for research, trading, and execution of the firm’s tactical allocation strategy. Prior to joining Sloan, Mr. Henry was a member of a private client team at Neuberger Berman in Dallas where he advised on all aspects of investment strategy, wealth preservation and growth, and personal financial planning. Prior to his position at Neuberger, Mr. Henry worked in the equity research department at Hodges Capital Management in Dallas, where he published research on companies in various industries.
Mr. Henry received a B.S. in finance from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Cox School of Business at SMU and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
He is active with the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas Alumni Association as well as the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
David J. Swearingen, Assistant Portfolio Manager
Mr. Swearingen has enjoyed over 30 years of investment and portfolio management experience since beginning his career in 1990. During his career, Mr. Swearingen has served in many capacities and roles beginning with his 7-year tenure with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Swearingen was subsequently appointed to Vice President with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”), followed by Sr. Vice President of Bear Stearns Private Client Group, and eventually as a Managing Director with United Capital Financial Advisors which was ultimately sold to Goldman Sachs in 2019 for $750 million.
Mr. Swearingen received his B.S. in business from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Sheila have been married since 1992 and are the parents of three very active boys who enjoy soccer, snow skiing and any outdoor activity.
Shannen S. Smith, Investment Associate
Mr. Smith brings over 8 years of business operation, finance and development experience. With this diverse, client-centered background, he is able to provide clients with a wide range of knowledge for specific wealth management services. Prior to joining Sloan Investment Management, Mr. Smith led and operated two DFW “remote site” campuses for a local university. Mr. Smith was responsible for the total operation of each campus including, development, financial management, student-services, strategic growth, and daily operations.
Mr. Smith received his B.S. and MBA from Dallas Baptist University and is active with the Plano and Richardson Chambers of Commerce.
Tiffany A. Pasley, Partner
Ms. Pasley is the director of technology for Sloan Investment Management, LLC where she is responsible for all aspects of the technology infrastructure of the firm. Prior to joining SIM Ms. Pasley was with JCPenney as an IT Manager in their corporate headquarters for 9 years. Ms. Pasley holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University. Ms. Pasley joined the Sloan team in 2010.
Amy R. Davis, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Davis handles client service and operations for Sloan Investment Management, LLC. She brings over 20 years of experience working directly with clients on asset transfers, charitable gifting, and ongoing account maintenance and service. She also serves as the relationship manager with our custodian firm, Charles Schwab. Ms. Davis joined the Sloan team in 2004.
Jody M. Nava, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Nava handles client service and operations for Sloan Investment Management, LLC. She has over 20 years of administrative and operational experience in various industries. She has her Bachelor of Business in Administration from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Nava joined the Sloan team in 2013. She is an active participant in the annual Light The Night campaign to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research. Ms. Nava also volunteer’s for the annual Night to Shine, a Tim Tebow Foundation event that brings Faith, Hope and Love to children around the world.
Lisa L. Gesin, Compliance Officer
Ms. Gesin handles compliance for Sloan Investment Management, LLC. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of legal & compliance for the firm. She maintains the firm’s relationship with the Securities and Exchange Commission, conducts regular internal audits and is responsible for the firm’s regulatory filings. Ms. Gesin holds a B.B.A. in finance from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University.