Managing Director and Group Lead - Clean Energy and Infrastructure
Mr. Jerry Polacek co-founded Tortoise’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure business in 2016 and serves as the managing director and group lead. He previously co-founded Energy & Infrastructure Capital LLC (EIC) where he served as chief executive officer and chief investment officer. Prior to forming EIC, Mr. Polacek was a managing director at GE Capital, Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and held various leadership roles focused on private equity and credit investment in the global energy infrastructure sector. Mr. Polacek co-founded the GE EFS renewable energy group as head of portfolio management and also managed its energy technology venture capital portfolio. Mr. Polacek also worked at Morgan Stanley in its venture capital investment division as a controller and Ernst & Young as a senior auditor. Mr. Polacek graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and entrepreneurship with honors from Columbia University. He is a CFA® charterholder.