Role

Jason Russell is a Managing Director in the Software & Disruptive Technologies group within PJ SOLOMON’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector. He joined the firm in 2017. He has over 15 years of experience as both an investment banker and industry professional.

Experience

Mr. Russell has extensive experience advising clients across the Technology, Industrial and Services landscape. He specializes in sectors that are going through digital transformation with a focus on software and technology for supply chain & logistics, retail/commerce, and industrials. He differentiates by providing strategic and sector-specific advice, combining superior end-market knowledge as well as software and technology expertise. His experience includes sell-side and buy-side M&A, equity fundraising and debt financing.  

Mr. Russell advised Rand McNally, a leader in transportation technologies, on its sale to Teleo; 3Gtms, a leader in transportation management software, on its sale to Sumeru; Körber AG on its acquisition of HighJump, a leading warehouse management software specialist; Michelin on its acquisition of Sascar, Brazil’s largest digital fleet management software provider; Gates, a leader in power transmission products, on its sale to Blackstone; Vivint, a leader in smart home technologies, on its sale to Blackstone; Eaton on its sale of its Aerospace Power Distribution and Integrated Cockpit Solutions businesses to Safran; ADT on its acquisition of Protectron, Canada’s leading provider of smart home security; Monitronics, a leader in smart home security, on its sale to Ascent Capital; Eaton on its acquisition of Cooper, a leader in electrical and smart grid technologies; Carlisle Companies on its $410 million acquisition of Hawk Corporation.

Prior to joining PJ SOLOMON, Mr. Russell worked at Citi as an investment banker, Lear Corporation as a quality manager, and Caliber Logistics (acquired by FedEx) as an industrial engineer.

Education

Mr. Russell received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan (graduated with distinction) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

Mr. Russell is a coach for Scarsdale’s Grade 4, Grade 2 and Kindergarten Basketball Clinics.