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Russell E. Planitzer

Managing Director at Lazard Ltd.
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Education
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Russell E. Planitzer

Managing Director at Lazard Ltd.

Overview

Age
73 (Born 1944)
Notable Companies
PTC, Inc.

Computervision Corporation

NewRiver, Inc.
Board Seats
10
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 1,656 people.

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Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer at Interwise, Inc.

General Partner, Prism Ventureworks at LogMeIn Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Lazard Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer at Lazard Ltd.

President at Compania Financière Lazard Frères SAS

Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners

Member-at-Large, Administrative Board at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Chief Executive Officer, London at Lazard Ltd.

Co-Head, Healthcare Services & North American Life Sciences at Lazard Ltd.

Venture Partner at Converge Venture Partners, Inc.
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In The News See more

The New York Times
September 25, 2016
The New York Times
October 25, 2015
US Fed News
August 27, 2013

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Family Members

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Associate Project Manager, Marketing Team at Vimeo LLC
Vimeo LLC operates an online video platform website. It is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos. The company was founded by Zach Klein and Jakob Lodwick in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Child

Director of Purchasing & Merchandising at Mouth Foods, Inc.
Mouth Foods, Inc. operates an online store for American-made indie foods, spirits, wine and gifts. The firm serves as a marketplace for food products from independent makers. It brings consumers interesting indie food products and helps makers to grow their business. The company was founded by Craig M. Kanarick in 2010 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.
Ex-Spouse

Member-at-Large, Administrative Board at The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center engages in supports cancer research, and provides public education. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Educational Background

Undergraduate Degree in Engineering 
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.
MBA 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History

Co-Founder
1998 - ?
Lazard Technology Partners invests in the communications, enterprise or infrastructure software and technology-enabled financial, business and information services sectors.For earlier-stage investments, they prefer companies in the New England/mid-Atlantic region. The firm also prefers to be a company's first institutional investor, regardless of company stage and to selectively invest in companies that have already received outside institutional funding. Initial investments range from $2 million to $8 million and the firm generally reserves up to $15 million to $20 million for the lifetime of an investment. They bring in investment partners to complete financings, as appropriate.
Managing Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Lazard Ltd is a preeminent financial advisory and asset management company. The company operates through the following segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients across the globe a wide array of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. The Asset Management segment offers a broad range of global investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor union funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. Lazard was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Chief Executive Officer
1993 - 1996
PTC, Inc. develops and provides software-based product management and development solutions. It operates through the following segments: Solutions Group, IoT Group and Professional Services. The Solutions Group segment includes license, subscription, support and cloud services revenue for core CAD, PLM and SLM products. The IoT Group segment includes license, subscription, support and cloud services revenue for IoT, analytics and augmented reality solutions. The Professional Services segment includes consulting, implementation and training revenue. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Needham, MA.
Chief Executive Officer
1989 - 1993
Computervision Corporation is a private company that supplies electonic product definition solutions for company computer systems. The company is headquartered in Bedford, MA.
Founder
Prior
Bay Networks, Inc. is a leader in the worldwide networking market, providing a complete line of products that serve corporate enterprises, higher education institutions, service providers and telecommunications carriers. The company offers frame and ATM switches, routers, shared media, remote and Internet Accesssolutions, IP services and network management applications, all integrated by BayNetworks' Adaptive Networking strategy
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
NewRiver develops innovative technology solutions that help financial leaders simplify investor disclosure providing transparency and cost savings to the delivery of fund data and investor communications. Since 1995, the company has helped some of the world's leading financial organizations move from paper to electronic disclosure via an easy to use, cost-effective, managed service offering. NewRiver pioneered the first electronic prospectus, and is the only company to guarantee its data to be 'compliance grade' which allows customers to reduce risk, lower compliance costs and increase revenues. Through a patent-pending, automated process NewRiver efficiently monitors millions of data points from over 24,600 fund CUSIPs. Further, the company's unique 'paperless' approach improves the investor experience while offering a real alternative to the environmental impact of paper-only delivery. Relied on daily by over 100 leading financial services firms, and millions of investors, NewRiver is a trusted and growing solution provider facilitating the transition from paper-based mutual fund information, to electronic.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Prime Computer, Inc. manufactures mini computers and electronic components. It offers printers, projectors, consumer electronics, used monitors & desktop systems, software, protectors and video cards. The company was founded on March 31, 1997 and is headquartered in Marietta, GA.
General Partner
Prior
J. H. Whitney & Co. LLC operates as an alternative investment manager. The firm provides private equity capital to small and middle market companies. The company was founded by John Hay Whitney in 1946 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
Current
Interwise, Inc. builds conferencing systems that deliver streaming sound, voice, video and data to offer enterprise conferencing services. The firm has locations in North America, Asia, Japan, Europe, Switzerland, France, and Germany. The company was founded by Frank Zvi in 1994 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
Independent Director
2014 - 2015
Good Technology Corp. provides mobile devices, apps and data security services. It offers services to banks, healthcare organizations, governments and retailers and provides a end-to-end solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. The company was founded by Trae Vassallo in 1996 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
Chairman, Board of Directors
1989 - 1993
Computervision Corporation is a private company that supplies electonic product definition solutions for company computer systems. The company is headquartered in Bedford, MA.
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
NewRiver develops innovative technology solutions that help financial leaders simplify investor disclosure providing transparency and cost savings to the delivery of fund data and investor communications. Since 1995, the company has helped some of the world's leading financial organizations move from paper to electronic disclosure via an easy to use, cost-effective, managed service offering. NewRiver pioneered the first electronic prospectus, and is the only company to guarantee its data to be 'compliance grade' which allows customers to reduce risk, lower compliance costs and increase revenues. Through a patent-pending, automated process NewRiver efficiently monitors millions of data points from over 24,600 fund CUSIPs. Further, the company's unique 'paperless' approach improves the investor experience while offering a real alternative to the environmental impact of paper-only delivery. Relied on daily by over 100 leading financial services firms, and millions of investors, NewRiver is a trusted and growing solution provider facilitating the transition from paper-based mutual fund information, to electronic.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Prime Computer, Inc. manufactures mini computers and electronic components. It offers printers, projectors, consumer electronics, used monitors & desktop systems, software, protectors and video cards. The company was founded on March 31, 1997 and is headquartered in Marietta, GA.
Director
Prior
TAZZ Networks, Inc. provides policy control software solutions. It offers Policy Control Engine, a carrier-grade execution engine that delivers real-time policy evaluations and actions and TAZZ Application Modules, a carrier tested policy and service components for developing and delivering IP services. The company was founded by Jared S. Rosoff in 2001 and is headquartered in Providence, RI.
Director
Prior
Marketing Technology Solutions, Inc. provides patient identification and engagement platform. It offers patient activation, risk share contracts, clinical recruitment, and outcomes management solutions. The firm serves the pharmaceuticals and biotech, consumer health and wellness, health insurance, hospitals, and health systems, clinical research, elective surgery, durable medical equipment and medical devices and diagnostics industries. The company was founded by Ram Rao in 1999 and is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ.
Director
Prior
Kubi Software, Inc. provided business software solutions. Its product enabled sales people to coordinate and manage revenue-centric and sales-related activities from their email client, to shorten sales cycles. The company also offered a compelling platform for integrating with enterprise applications. It was founded by Julio Estrada in 2001 and was headquartered in Lincoln, MA
Director
Prior
NetByTel, Inc. provides telecommunications services. It offers speech recognition solutions for call centers. The company was founded by Paul Robinson and Neal Bernstein in April, 2000 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Director
Prior
As the voice of the U.S. venture capital community, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) empowers its members and the entrepreneurs they fund by advocating for policies that encourage innovation and reward long-term investment. As the venture community’s preeminent trade association, NVCA serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data and unites its 400 plus members through a full range of professional services.

Political Donations

$2,300
2007
Senator from Arizona
$1,000
1999
Senator from Arizona
$1,000
1995
Chief Executive Officer at NSGV, Inc.
$1,000
1992
$600
1991
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Transactions

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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. purchases NewRiver, Inc.
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Lazard Ltd. issued Class A Common Stock
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Lazard Ltd. issued Class A Common Stock

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