William Russo is CPC’s Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer. In this role, he provides leadership and partnership to all of CPC’s business lines in assisting the development and execution of the company’s strategic goals and the growth of its impact. This includes managing the analysis around investments and funding opportunities and partnering with the Finance department on the analysis of revenue enhancing and cost saving opportunities. Russo also works collaboratively with the Chief Financial Officer to guide the company’s finance objectives and capital raising strategies, as well as advising its Capital Allocation Committee and Board of Directors.
Russo joined CPC in April 2018 as Senior Vice President, Capital Strategies where he was responsible for driving the company’s capital raising efforts. Prior to joining CPC, he served as Managing Director in the Restructuring and Transaction Advisory Services group at Berkeley Research Group (FKA Capstone Advisory Group), an advisory firm specializing in restricting and transaction advisory, forensic and litigation consulting, and valuation services. In that role, he functioned as both a company-side advisor and lender-side advisor in pharma, assisted living, manufacturing, homebuilding and real estate in activities related to debt repayments, bankruptcies, bankruptcy emergence and turnarounds. Russo also worked in close collaboration with, or directly managed, the efforts of financial analysts. While at Capstone, Russo was part of the team that was retained by CPC from 2011 to 2014 to advise the company during its restructuring and recapitalization.
Russo has also served in similar roles in financial and economic analysis and consulting at Citigroup Corporate and Investment Bank as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Russo received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Syracuse University, School of Management. He is also a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.