Randy Russell, MBA '01
Managing Director, TMT Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Industry: Military, Finance
Randy Russell, joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Technology, Media & Telecom investment banking coverage team as a senior Managing Director in June 2018.
Prior to BofAML, Randy was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York City for 17 years, where he served in a variety of positions starting as a first-year Associate in Telecom coverage and rising to become a Managing Director on the combined Tech, Media & Telecom Group and on the Financial Sponsors Coverage team. His management positions have included roles as the co-Head of Americas Telecom Coverage, the Global Head of Satellite Services, the Talent & Development Officer (TDO) for FSG and the Americas Head of Media and Telecom Investment Banking, a position he held when he moved to BofAML.
At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Randy serves as the senior coverage banker on more than 20 TMT clients including Verizon, Dish Network, CBS, Viacom, Spacex and Liberty Media, among others. He is known as an expert in communication services, wireless operations, spectrum licenses, satellite operations and maintains an active dialogue with c-suite, management and board of director’s members across a variety of communications, media and technology globally.
In addition to his banking responsibilities, Randy has held other roles within finance. During 2005-2007, he worked to help Deutsche Bank’s Global Corporate Finance business establish off-shore financial analytics with Copal in India. In 2005-2006, he ran Deutsche Bank’s Associate Development Program for new MBAs and was the Telecom Group Chief Operating Officer in 2004. Randy is active with various formal and grass roots military veteran transition and mentoring programs and spends time with a variety of diversity efforts on Wall Street and at Bank of America. From 1991-1999, Randy was an Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he rose to the rank of Major and served as a KC-130 transport and refueling pilot and aircraft maintenance officer.
Randy holds a MBA in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California and has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Delaware.