Jerry Polacek

Managing Director and Group Lead - Clean Energy and Infrastructure

Jerry Polacek is a co-founder of Tortoise’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure business and serves as a Managing Director and Group Lead.  Previously, Mr. Polacek was a co-founder of Energy & Infrastructure Capital LLC (EIC) and served as its CEO and Chief Investment Officer from 2014 to 2016.  Prior to forming EIC, Mr. Polacek was a Managing Director at GE Capital, Energy Financial Services (GE EFS), where he held various leadership roles focused on private equity and credit investment in the global energy infrastructure sector since joining in 2001. At GE EFS, Mr. Polacek co-founded the renewable energy group in 2006 as head of portfolio management and also managed its energy technology venture capital portfolio. Prior to joining GE, he was a controller at Morgan Stanley in its venture capital investment division and a senior auditor with Ernst & Young where he passed the Certified Public Accountant exam.  Mr. Polacek graduated magna cum laude from Adelphi University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship with honors from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.