Faculty Directory

Nick Russell D’00, T’10







MBA, Tuck School of Business, 2010; AB, Dartmouth College, 2000

Areas of Expertise

Private equity, alternative investments, small and middle-market businesses, entrepreneurship-through-acquisition


Nick Russell has twenty years of experience as an investor, advisor, strategist and occasional operator.  The entirety of his career has been focused on helping engineering-driven product and service companies across a range of sectors succeed and generate shareholder value.  He began his career as a strategy consultant focused on corporate venture formation and growth strategy, as well as complex operational improvement engagements. For the last fifteen years, Mr. Russell has focused on leading control buyout investments in middle and lower-middle market companies, and working closely with portfolio companies and their leaders to develop and execute growth and other improvement initiatives.  Mr. Russell joined Tuckerman Capital in 2010. He has been a Board Director and has led several Tuckerman investments. He is responsible for all facets of the firm’s efforts including business development and partnership origination, investment execution, portfolio management, investor facing activities, and internal firm operations.

Mr. Russell received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.  He teaches an MBA course on private investments in small and middle market companies at the Tuck School and is a frequent speaker on small company buyout investing, particularly addressing the emerging ecosystem surrounding independent private equity sponsors.  

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Adjunct Professor, Tuck School of Business, 2016–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Tuckerman Capital, 2010–present
  • North Star Advisors, 2006–08
  • Oliver Wyman Group / Mercer Management Consulting, 2000–06

Board memberships

  • Board Director at several current and former Tuckerman portfolio investments
  • Investment Committee, Montshire Museum of Science 2019 – present
  • Board of Advisors, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) 2014 – present
  • Trustee, Upper Valley Land Trust 2012-2018