Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries, announced that investment professional and Olympian Russ Silvestri has joined the firm as a Managing Partner in California.
“In addition to Russ’s deep expertise across the financial services sector, his vast experience working with corporate leaders and boards of large and growing organizations makes him a tremendous asset for our clients with a distinct perspective.”
Silvestri joins Boyden with a distinguished career of more than 30 years in investment banking and public and private investing. He has grown equity sales teams, spearheaded capital raising and investment efforts to institutional and individual investors, and developed relationships across a broad spectrum of companies and management teams.
“We are delighted Russ is joining Boyden to further fuel our California expansion and provide great support for our global partner California as a member of our Global CEO & Board Services, Financial Services and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices,” said John McCrea, a Managing Partner of Boyden United States based in San Francisco. “In addition to deep expertise across the financial services sector, his vast experience working with corporate leaders and boards of large and growing organizations makes him a tremendous asset for our clients with a distinct perspective.”
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Prior to joining Boyden, Silvestri was the Founder and Portfolio Manager of SKIRITAI Capital. In this role, he actively engaged with management across all industries, public and private. His background makes him uniquely fit to support clients facing the challenges explored in a groundbreaking report on private equity in the industrial sector, released by Boyden in November.
Earlier in his career Silvestri was named the second youngest-ever Managing Director at investment bank Robertson Stephens, where for a decade he led and expanded the venture and corporate services team from a five- to 50-person team. He played a lead role in developing strategies for share repurchases and hedging strategies for both corporate and venture clients. Silvestri was also responsible for hiring more than 50 investment professionals, from entry-level analysts to senior bankers.