FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEAWOOD, Kan. — Jan. 14, 2014 — Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced that Michelle Kelly, Kyle Krueger, James Mick, Edward Russell, Matthew Sallee and Robert Thummel have been promoted to the role of managing director.
"We are pleased to recognize these individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to providing our clients with strong investment performance and outstanding service," said Tortoise Capital’s Senior Managing Director, Kevin Birzer. "Over the past five years our business has grown approximately tenfold with a significant increase in the complexity of our operations and investment strategies. We could not have achieved these milestones without these talented individuals, who will now serve as senior executives. We congratulate the new managing directors and look forward to working alongside them in the years to come.”
Ms. Kelly joined Tortoise in 2006 and is responsible for the firm’s business and product development and marketing and communications efforts. She heads up the product development effort, including the open end, closed-end and separate account products and recently oversaw the rebranding of Tortoise’s platform of marketing materials.
Mr. Krueger joined Tortoise in 2004 and serves as senior trader overseeing the trading team. Under his leadership, the trading team has implemented systems to manage and execute all trades on behalf of the firm’s growing client base including public funds and separately managed accounts. This includes primarily publicly traded equities but also fixed income and derivatives programs.
Mr. Mick joined Tortoise in 2006 and serves as a portfolio manager. He is primarily responsible for the coverage of the firm’s institutional account portfolio and is involved with portfolio management across all Tortoise investment products.
Mr. Russell joined Tortoise in 2006 and markets Tortoise's open end funds and other Tortoise products in the broker dealer and registered investment advisor channels. He also coordinates the activities of the affiliated Montage distribution team.
Mr. Sallee joined Tortoise in 2005 and serves as a portfolio manager. He is primarily responsible for the daily management of the MLP closed-end fund portfolios and is involved with portfolio management across all Tortoise investment products.
Mr. Thummel joined Tortoise in 2004 and serves as a portfolio manager. He is primarily responsible for the coverage of the firm’s upstream portfolios and is involved with portfolio management across all Tortoise investment products.
About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in listed energy investments. As of Dec. 31, 2013, the adviser had approximately $14.2 billion of assets under management in NYSE-listed closed-end investment companies, open-end funds and other accounts.
For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.
Contact information: Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Pam Kearney, Investor Relations, (866) 362-9331, firstname.lastname@example.org