Senior Managing Director
Alexander Russ is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the New York office for Evercore's Private Funds Group.
Mr. Russ is responsible for originating, developing and managing fundraising programs for private equity, credit, and real asset strategies in North America and is a senior member of the North American distribution team. Mr. Russ was previously an Executive Director in the Alternatives Advisory & Placement Group at Neuberger Berman, formerly part of the Investment Management Division at Lehman Brothers. At Lehman Brothers, Mr. Russ was responsible for private funds distribution in the UK and Nordic markets, and prior to this served as a Product Specialist in the Absolute Return Strategies Group in New York and London where he was responsible for the distribution of the firms hedge fund and liquid alternatives products. Mr. Russ began his career in Lehman Brothers' Investment Banking Division, focusing on M&A advisories as well as capital markets financings in the Communications and Media Group.
Mr. Russ graduated with honors from Amherst College in 2001, where he earned a B.A. with a concentration in English.