Terry is a co-founder and Managing Director of VantEdge Partners. He is also a board member and managing director of Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment company he co-founded with partners in 2002. Tortoise Capital manages four NYSE-listed closed-end funds, open-end funds, private funds and separate accounts for institutional and individual investors primarily focused on the energy sector. Terry serves on the board of each of the closed-end funds and on the board of Tortoise Investments, a holding company affiliated with Tortoise Capital that owns several investment firms managing assets in fixed income securities, both taxable and tax exempt. The company currently has more than $21 billion under management.
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. He serves on the U.S. Bank Kansas City Regional Market Board and the Executive Council of Kansas State University’s College of Business. 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 four grandchildren.