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Russell Gimelstob: A Seasoned Sportsman and a Successful Businessman

by Chris Holden - September 12th, 2019.
Filed under: Sportman.

There are very few men in the world who are as successful as Russell Gimelstob. He is a household name both in sports and in the corporate world. He joined the list of names inducted to the tennis Hall of Fame in 2013 by the Alumni Association. Russell is also a leader in the business world with even more success.

A 2013 Athletic Hall of Famer

His sports journey took off when he joined Newark Academy’ Tennis Team where he was made the captain in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Throughout the four years he played for Newark Academy, he was selected for All-State championships. Russell Gimelstob proceeded to Cornell University after his high school education and continued playing tennis. The four-year college period saw him become a successful singles and doubles starter for the male tennis team. He clichéd the title of captain in his senior year after enjoying a year of victory in his sophomore year. His team actually represented Cornell University in his sophomore year at the NCAA National Doubles Tournament. Some of the rewards he received while in Cornell University include an Academic All-Ivy and Academic All-American awards among others.

An incredible business leader

Russell Gimelstob is also a household name in the business world. From trading commercial mortgage-backed securities to being an analyst in real estate investment banking, Russell is a force to reckon with in matters business. After these two positions, the sportsman turned business moved to Dune in 2005 where he expertly executed investments for a number of geographies for the company within the first year. His success led him to become a partner and Head of Acquisitions for Dune. Currently, Mr.  Russell Gimelstob is a member of the widely celebrated University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business’s Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board.

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