Russ Fleischer is a seasoned business and financial executive with significant experience in the golf industry, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Adams Golf, Inc. and subsequently as a board member of Adams Golf. Russ also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and private equity transactions. He joined Battery Ventures, a global investment firm providing venture capital and private equity, in 2014 as a partner and was promoted to general partner in 2015. Prior to joining Battery Ventures, Russ served as Chief Executive Officer at three privately held companies: HighJump Software, a supply chain management software company, from 2010 to 2014; Healthvision Software, a healthcare information technology provider; and TriSyn Group, a core banking applications software provider. He has also been both a public and private company Chief Financial Officer, including CFO of Adams Golf, formerly a publicly-traded company, from 2000 to 2002. Russ has served as a board member for several public and private companies, including Adams Golf from 2005 to 2012, HomeCareHomeBase, Vero Software, Data Innovations and RogueWave.
Russ earned a BA in economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Vanderbilt. He is a board member and trustee for Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth and a board member for the Michael E. Nozik Foundation in Rochester, NY, which raises funds to send deserving children to Camp Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes of western New York.
MBA, Vanderbilt University, 1991