Executive Committee

H. Kevin Birzer

H. Kevin Birzer, CFA*
Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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 36 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. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is a CFA® charterholder.


*Equity owner in a Tortoise entity


Firm Overview (At 31/1/2018)

  • Assets
    Approximately $16.7 billion under management
  • Founded
  • Employees
  • World Headquarters

    Kansas City