is back in the asset management business, and this time he's advising a midwestern, private equity-backed shop that specializes in "essential assets investing."
| Bradley Jay Hilsabeck|
recently joined the board of Leawood, Kansas-based Tortoise
] as independent director, CEO Kevin Birzer confirmed
last Wednesday. The move comes two and a half years after Hilsabeck left
GMO, where he served as CEO, and less than two weeks after Birzer confirmed
Tortoise's latest acquisition.
Birzer praises Hilsabeck
(who is based in the San Francisco Bay area) for his "wealth of experience having led a multi-asset class investment firm where they served sophisticated institutional clients."
An alumnus of Westminster College, Hilsabeck has spent 32 years in the investment management business in various business development, client relations, client service, and marketing roles. Most recently, he spent. 14 years at GMO (including as a partner and board member). He also worked at SSgA, Putnam, and Aetna.
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