Managing Director & Senior Partner
Russell Kellner is the global leader for the Private Equity (PE) industry within Boston Consulting Group's Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice. He will focus on increasing BCG's share of portfolio work, improving go-to-market strategy and client coverage, and seamlessly bringing the best of BCG to its PE fund clients.
Russell joined the firm in 2014, bringing extensive knowledge and experience from working with clients in a variety of industries with a focus on private equity, financial services, retail, and consumer products.
In his nearly 16 years in consulting, he has worked on more than 200 due-diligence projects on prospective investments, as well as on multiple strategy and performance-improvement engagements for clients as varied as providers of financial-services technology, grocery chains, salt mines, and South African retailers. In addition, he served as relationship lead to a number of key private-equity clients.
Before BCG, Russell was a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal and a senior principal with Bain & Company.
PE-owned firms are lagging their public counterparts on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This needs to change.
Whether they generate it themselves or acquire it from external sources, the amount of data available to companies today is increasing exponentially. And companies that choose not to use that data to create value risk hastening their own obsolescence or, at the very least, losing competitive advantage.
A market study delivers an independent, objective assessment to potential buyers of the market, the competitive position, and the growth prospects of a divestiture candidate. It also helps private equity firms prep portfolio companies and their senior management for transactions, in many cases revealing possible strategic moves that could make a company more desirable.