Diversity & Inclusion

Seeking inclusive thinking and soliciting honest views through healthy debate is a vital part of our culture at Tortoise. These dynamic leaders ensure our diverse voices are heard and that the broader concerns of our investment community are represented.

H. Kevin Birzer, CFA
Chief Executive Officer

Our Philosophy

At Tortoise, we know that our most essential assets are our people. We foster intellectual curiosity and encourage healthy debate. The only way for these tenets to succeed is within a diverse workforce. One where different ideas, viewpoints, opinions and backgrounds are encouraged in conjunction with a shared vision and core values.

Our philosophy is to put our clients first, employees second and the company third. Having a diverse workforce helps us to meet these objectives.

  • Our clients have diverse needs, we can better serve them with many an inclusive staff
  • Diversity facilitates productive collaboration among employees
  • We believe the company will provide better business and investment results through vigorous debate among diverse groups

Our geographic location and investment specialty provide challenges, but we strive to improve these numbers over time by enhancing recruiting and mentoring efforts and partnering with diverse organizations.

Women in leadership at Tortoise

“It is extremely fulfilling to lead Tortoise’s strategic growth efforts to ensure that we are providing the right solutions to serve our clients evolving needs and also offer growth opportunities to attract and maintain the best talent.”

“It is exciting to play an integral role in guiding the company through the complex regulatory landscape that comes with being a global firm.”

“Tortoise has provided me the opportunity to build a brand that makes an impact on society and our clients’ portfolios.”

“Administering the complex aspects of Tortoise’s compliance program is challenging, rewarding and crucial to our success, while also aligning with the core values of the firm.”

“My career as an executive in the energy sector gives me a deep understanding of our investment objectives and a unique voice to represent Tortoise’s closed end fund investors at the board level.”

"It’s very rewarding to lead Tortoise’s human resources strategy and support our high performance culture where diversity is embraced, intellectual curiosity is encouraged and employees can professionally thrive."

“As a board member, I have the opportunity to guide Tortoise in making thoughtful, sustainable and innovative decisions that benefit and reward investors.”

"Our clients’ needs are wide-ranging and forever evolving and it is rewarding to help steer the delivery of the overall service they seek and deserve."

"Tortoise prides itself as an asset manager that takes care of its clients first.  As a member of Tortoise’s investor-facing team, having the opportunity to hear directly from clients and align their goals and needs with our capabilities is a tremendously rewarding experience."

"It’s energizing to work on our strategic initiatives alongside very creative and enthusiastic cross-functional teams to develop impactful client-driven products and solutions."

"Getting to know our clients, understanding their unique needs, and serving as a resource is both energizing and rewarding."

"I am proud to work at a firm with strong core values such as placing long term interests of client first and embracing social and environmental impact .”

*Equity owner in Tortoise

20%

Female Executive Committee

40%

Female Closed-End Board

31%

Female and minority officers†

Vice President and above