Our People

H. Kevin Birzer

H. Kevin Birzer, CFA*
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Mr. H. Kevin Birzer co-founded Tortoise Capital in 2002. Mr. Birzer is a member of the Investment Committee of Tortoise Capital. He began 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.


Firm Overview (At 9/30/2017)

  • Assets
    Approximately $20.2 billion under advisement 
  • Founded
  • Employees
  • Offices

    World Headquarters - Leawood, KS
    New York, NY
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wilton, CT
    Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg