The Sterling Team

William P. Russell, Jr.


Bill joined Sterling Investment Partners in 2005 and is a Partner of the firm.  His primary responsibilities include originating investment opportunities, executing transactions and working with management teams to identify and realize strategic opportunities.  Bill is also responsible for cultivating relationships with management teams, entrepreneurs, bankers, and limited partners.  Bill serves on the Board of Directors of All My Sons Moving and Storage, Aurora Parts and Accessories and Lipari Foods and is a former board member of Cambridge International, Miller Heiman, Opinionology and Service Logic.

Prior Experience

Previously, Bill was a vice president at Lehman Brothers where he successively worked in both the Financial Sponsors and Global Mergers & Acquisitions groups. Prior to Lehman, he worked at Deloitte Consulting.


Bill serves on the boards of several local nonprofits, is the President of the Board of Trustees of the WFJ Scholarship Trust and former President of the Board of Trustees of Pequot Library. Bill lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife, five children and a Beagle.


M.B.A. Harvard Business School
Fulbright Scholar, National University of Singapore
B.A. Hamilton College