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Robert Thummel

Robert Thummel*
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Robert Thummel joined Tortoise Capital Advisors in 2004. He is a managing director and portfolio manager and serves as president of the Tortoise Energy Independence Fund, Inc. closed-end fund. He was previously the president of Tortoise North American Energy Corp. from 2008 until the fund was merged into Tortoise Energy Infrastructure Corp. in June 2014. He was director of finance at KLT Inc., a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy from 1998 to 2004 and a senior auditor at Ernst & Young from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Thummel earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.


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