Michelle Kelly Johnston, CFA®*

Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director

Overland Park, KS


Ms. Johnston is chief financial officer, chief operating officer and senior managing director, responsible for the company’s financial functions and the day-to-day operations of shared services, ensuring communication across the firm’s platforms. Ms. Johnston is an Executive Committee member and member of the Tortoise Development Committee. She joined the firm in 2006 and most recently served as chief strategy officer leading strategic investment growth efforts, including business development, partnership and joint venture activities and product development. She has also spearheaded numerous new business ventures, platform and product launches. Previously, Ms. Johnston was an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its industrial and natural resources group in Chicago and its financial institutions group in New York. She graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and is a CFA® charterholder.

*Equity owner in TortoiseEcofin

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