Vision Ridge Partners, a real assets investor, has hired Jules Kortenhorst as a partner, effective January 9, 2023.

In his new role, Kortenhorst will focus on scaling and strengthening Vision Ridge’s asset management and governance capabilities in support of its portfolio. He will also work with the firm’s leadership to drive Vision Ridge’s strategy, culture and operations, as well as deepen the firm’s work on the energy transition and climate change. He brings nearly 40 years of experience in business, government, entrepreneurial, for-profit and non-profit leadership to his role at Vision Ridge. Kortenhorst was formerly chief executive officer of RMI, where he helped grow the non-partisan, non-profit organization from 50 to 600 professionals globally and scaled its contribution to the energy transition.

“We have known Jules well for over a decade, share a mutual respect and passion for supporting innovative solutions to combat climate change, and have collaborated closely on meaningful projects to aid that cause,” says Reuben Munger, co-founder and managing partner of Vision Ridge. “I am confident that his deep industry relationships, more than 15 years serving in global energy leadership roles, and commitment to decarbonizing the planet will greatly benefit Vision Ridge, our portfolio companies, and our investors as we continue growing our firm.”