H. Kevin Birzer, CFA*

Chief Executive Officer

Leawood, KS


Mr. Birzer co-founded Tortoise in 2002. He has helped grow the business to over $20 billion in 2017. Mr. Birzer serves as chairman of Tortoise’s closed-end funds and is a member of the investment committee. He has more than 38 years of money management experience, beginning his career in 1981 at KPMG Peat Marwick. His experience includes three years as vice president for F. Martin Koenig & Co., where he focused on equity and options investments, and three years at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he served as vice president in the corporate finance department. In 1990, Mr. Birzer co-founded Fountain Capital Management, a high-yield bond management firm and founding sponsor of Tortoise. Mr. Birzer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University. He is a CFA® charterholder.

*Equity owner in Tortoise

H. Kevin Birzer, CFA

5100 W. 115th Place

Leawood, KS 66211

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