Terry Matlack

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Terry is a co-founder and Managing Director of VantEdge Partners. He currently serves on the board of directors of several VantEdge Partner portfolio companies including Allstar Construction, Enjet Aero, Bluemont Group, Vitaligent, and Luihn VantEdge Partners.

Prior to founding VantEdge Partners, he was a board member and managing director of Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment company he co-founded with partners in 2002. Tortoise Capital managed NYSE-listed closed-end funds, open-end funds, private funds and separate accounts for institutional and individual investors primarily focused on the energy sector.

Prior to joining Tortoise Capital, he was a partner at Kansas City Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in Kansas City. From 1989 until 2001, Terry was involved as a board member and senior manager in the finance, operation and development of several companies in the telecommunications industry, including cable television, cellular telephone, landline telephone and the radio broadcast business. Upon sale of those companies, he was the President, and later CEO of Ameritel Pay Phone, Inc. (later named Evercom), a nationwide provider of telephone systems for correctional facilities.

Terry graduated with a degree in business administration from Kansas State University and holds both a master’s in business administration and a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Kansas Bar Association and earned his CFA designation (currently inactive). He serves on the U.S. Bank Kansas City Regional Market Board, the Executive Council of Kansas State University’s College of Business, and the board of Children’s Mercy Hospital. He formerly served on the board of the Kansas State University Alumni Association and on the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (Chairman, 2014-2015). In addition, he was past president and member of the board of the Kansas City Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). In 2010, Terry was honored as the Kansas State University College of Business Administration Alumni Fellow.

He and his wife Cathy live in Shawnee, Kansas and have three children and five grandchildren.