Our People

Zachary A. Hamel

Zachary A. Hamel, CFA*
Managing Director and Co-Founder

Mr. Hamel co-founded Tortoise Capital Advisors in 2002. Mr. Hamel is a member of the Investment Committee of Tortoise Capital. He joined Fountain Capital, a founding sponsor of Tortoise, in 1997 and served as a partner from 2001 through September 2012. Prior to joining Fountain Capital, Mr. Hamel spent eight years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as a bank examiner and a regional capital markets specialist. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Kansas State University. 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