Russel Pillemer co-founded Pengana in 2003 together with Malcolm Turnbull. He has been the company’s Chief Executive Officer since inception.
Prior to founding Pengana, Russel worked in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York where he specialised in providing advice to funds management businesses. Before moving to New York, he was responsible for leading Goldman Sachs’ Australian Financial Institutions Group.
Russel was previously Chairman of Centric Wealth Group and a Principal of Turnbull Pillemer Capital.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of New South Wales.
Russel has been on various community boards and committees, including JCA Investment Committee, Moriah College Board, and Australian Board of the Weitzman Institute.