Leadership Team

Greg Russell

Managing Partner

214-500-4280 | greg@finlyte.com

Greg is a Founder and Managing Partner of Finlyte Partners.  He has over 25 years of experience in various leadership positions within the financial services sector, private equity, structured finance, and capital markets. Greg has been involved in closing and integrating more than 30 M&A transactions, complex asset purchases, and structured capital.

Greg was most recently EVP, Chief Strategy Officer and Corporate Treasurer for Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM). He was actively involved in the sale of Stonegate in 2017 to Stone Point Capital. Prior to joining Stonegate, Greg was EVP and Corporate Strategy Officer for Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), a multi-bank holding company with 13 bank subsidiaries and $10 billion in assets. Greg sold National Residential Mortgage, which he co-founded, to Heartland Financial in 2010.

Previously, Greg was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Management for the U.S. investment portfolio of Lone Star Funds. He served on Hudson Advisors’ Operating Committee, Asset Review Committee, and on the boards of the U.S. portfolio operating companies. Prior to Lone Star Funds, Greg was a Managing Director in the CMBS Group at Credit Suisse for five years, a Managing Director responsible for the derivative products group at Wachovia for four years, and spent six years in corporate & investment banking at Bank of America.

Greg holds a MS in Finance from Louisiana State University and a BBA in Finance from Baylor University.

Corporate Boards:

  • Arizona Bank & Trust
  • Accredited Home Lenders
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
  • Lone Star Steakhouses
  • B-Line
  • BI-LO Grocery