Meet Russell Deakin -
Russell Deakin

Russell Deakin

Managing Partner Aceana Group


Russell Deakin is an alternative asset executive with over 25 years of experience in North America, Europe. South America, India and China with private equity/venture capital, real estate, and infrastructure/energy. Developed substantial global relationships with senior professionals in the LP investor base & GP fund manager community. A successful investor/advisor in these asset classes with a geographical focus from Bangalore to Dubai to Berlin to San Francisco to Sao Paulo. In addition, 11 years’ experience as CFO/Partner for real estate developer, and various roles as a board member for invested companies and interim CFO positions for portfolio companies

He is fluent in English, Portuguese and conversational Spanish, with an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management of UCLA and undergraduate studies at Oxford and Tufts University.

His goals are to develop international business contacts in the US, South America, and Europe; to continue to expand his network in the alternative asset industry-focusing on private equity, venture capital, & real estate funds, in addition to angel & early VC stage investments.

His specialties are entrepreneur, venture capital, growth capital private equity, real estate development, infrastructure & renewable energy business development, corporate coverage, trading and sales, convertible bonds, international capital markets, import-export, business development, Latin America, Brazil, U.S, UK, India, China.

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