Brandon DeBenedet

Vice President – Originator/Structurer Social Infrastructure


Mr. Brandon DeBenedet joined Tortoise in 2018 and is responsible for identifying and structuring direct placement bonds and loans for inclusion within private and institutional funds managed by Tortoise. He previously worked for D.A. Davidson & Co. as senior vice president within the Fixed Income Capital Markets Public Finance Group, where he started a local government and nonprofit practice for the firm. Prior to that and while also leveraging his entrepreneurial passion, Mr. DeBenedet worked at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., where he founded and developed a community banking public finance group, providing direct tax-exempt lending to small- and medium-sized issuers in a 15 state region. He started his career in public finance investment banking with George K. Baum & Co., where he was involved in the transaction execution and quantitative structuring of over $1 billion of financings. Mr. DeBenedet received a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in finance and minor in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. He has passed the Series 7, 50, 52 and 63 exams. He serves on the board of Wyatt Academy charter school, the Denver Fire Department Foundation and is a mentor in the University of Colorado's Professional Mentorship Program. He has been invited to speak as a subject matter expert at numerous conferences and has coauthored commercial bank policy and numerous white papers on the public finance sector. Mr. DeBenedet enjoys endurance competitions and recently completed the Leadville 100 (mountain bike), Butte 100 (mountain bike), Grand Traverse (ski) and Imogene Pass Run.


5100 W. 115th Place

Leawood, KS 66211

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