Russell is an Investor with H.I.G. Growth Partners in the San Francisco office where he focuses on high-growth software, fintech, and consumer internet companies.
Russell joined H.I.G. in 2019 to help build the firm’s new late stage venture and minority growth investment strategy. In his role, he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities as well as supporting existing portfolio companies.
Prior to H.I.G., Russell was an investor on the growth stage investment team at Greycroft and was actively involved with investments in Axios, BetterCloud, Deposit Solutions, EBTH, Icertis, Pie Insurance, Scopely, and Segment. He also previously worked in financial planning & analysis at Fastly, where he helped the company raise $75 million during its Series D fundraising process.
Russell graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Finance from the Marshall School of Business. He currently co-leads the growth investing vertical for EVCA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the pre-partner venture community.