Business Wire | May 15, 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA – Highview Capital, LLC (“Highview”) today announced the promotion of Steve Russell, a founding member of the Highview team, to Senior Portfolio Manager. Steve will be responsible for leading the fund’s investment activities, overseeing portfolio company strategy and operations, and directing firm culture and talent development. Highview’s previous Senior Portfolio Manager, Ryan McCarthy, resigned to explore other opportunities, and will continue to serve as an advisor to the Highview team.
David Cohen, Highview’s Chairman and CEO of Karlin Asset Management, said, “As we move to our next generation of leadership at Highview, Steve’s promotion reflects his many contributions to the firm and years of outstanding leadership. Since inception in 2016, Highview has had great success providing transformational equity and creative solutions to middle-market businesses, and under Steve’s leadership, we’re confident the firm will continue to thrive and grow. We thank Ryan for his contributions and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Since helping launch Highview in 2016, Steve has been an instrumental member of the firm. He has consistently leveraged his expertise, investment judgment and relationship network to execute on complex deals that have led to successful investments. Prior to joining Highview, Steve was a Director at Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity fund, and previously held roles with Chilton Investment Company and J.P Morgan. Steve currently serves on the Boards of American Plastics, Firstlight Media and GS Foods, and previously served on the Board of Fleet Complete, LGS Innovations, Quickplay and America SCORES Chicago. Steve holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“I’m extremely proud of the culture and investment approach that our team has built at Highview, which values collaboration, constructive thinking and creativity,” said Russell. “We are excited about the strong portfolio of companies we have invested in, each of which have been successful partnerships that will continue to thrive. I am honored to step into this new role and look forward to continuing to work alongside our incredible team to grow Highview and partner with companies seeking to transform their businesses.”