Russell Gimelstob was first introduced to the Athletic Hall of Fame on 22nd February during a basketball game pitting the varsity’s team against Glen Ridge. The annual Hall of Fame Award is presented by the Alumni Association to coaches, students, teams, athletic directors and administrators with a distinguished track record in the field of athletics through their sportsmanship, leadership, and accomplishments during their stint at Newark Academy.
During his time at Newark Academy, Russell Gimelstob served as the captain of the academy’s tennis team from 1995-1997. He also served as a team member of three tennis teams and 4 state championship teams that won the coveted Tournament of Champions. Upon graduating from Newark Academy, he joined Cornell University and became a double starter and four-year singles for the university’s tennis team.
During his final year, he was named the captain of the University’s tennis team. Besides representing the university in many tournaments such as the National Doubles Tournament, he also went undefeated in many competitions. Above all, he received many awards including Academic All-Ivy Award and Academic All-American Award.
Today, Russell Gimelstob serves as Head of Acquisitions, investment committee member and Managing Director at Dune. He joined the firm during the first year of its inception. He has executed investment decisions on behalf of the firm for more than a decade now. After joining Dune in 2005 as an associate, he has successfully climbed the leadership ladder to become the firm’s Head of Acquisitions. Before joining Dune, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the company’s real estate and investment banking department. Before that, he traded securities from 2002 up to 2003. His experience includes securities trading and debt origination.
Russell Gimelstob also has an interesting life that combines together sporting and corporate experience. Currently, he holds several positions including the University of California’s board member.