Jerry G. Polacek, CFA*

Managing Director and Group Lead – Private Clean Energy and Infrastructure Ecofin
Wilton, CT


Mr. Jerry Polacek co-founded the firm's private renewable energy investment business in 2016 and serves as the managing director and group lead. At Ecofin, he has co-led the IPOs of a London Stock Exchange listed fund and a NYSE listed fund where he serves as a portfolio manager for private renewable infrastructure investments.  Mr. Polacek has 24 years of experience, including 20years of principal investing experience. Previously, Mr. Polacek was a co-founder of Energy & Infrastructure Capital LLC (EIC), a private debt investment firm, where he served as chief executive officer 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 EFS, 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 (CPA) 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 in finance and entrepreneurship with honors from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA® charterholder.

*Equity owner in TortoiseEcofin

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