Sneak Peek View of Russell Gimelstob

Every year, Newark Academy inducts first-class students, teams, coaches and athletic directors into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The Alumni Association presents the Athletic Hall of Fame Award to those who have exemplary performances and accomplishments in athletics during their time at the school.

Russell Gimelstob  joined the list of inductees of the Hall of Fame on February 22, 2013.  The induction ceremony was held during a boys varsity basketball against Glen Ridge. The induction was to recognize Russell’s achievements with the Newark Academy tennis team.

He was a captain of the tennis team for three years between 1995 and 1997. While playing for Newark Academy’s tennis team, Russell Gimelstob received four all-state selections. He also won the Tournament of Champions with both the four-state Champions and three teams with the school team.

Gimelstob continued conquering the court in Cornell University where he joined after graduating from Newark Academy. He was a single and doubles regular during his four years at Cornell and took over captain roles during his senior year.

While at Cornell, Russell Gimelstob excelled in doubles tournaments as he represented the University in the NCAA National Tournament and was undefeated in Ivy League doubles competition. His exceptional talent also saw him scoop all the Academic All-Ivy and Academic All-American awards during his four years at Cornell University.

Russell Gimelstob’s Professional Profile

Mr. Russell Gimelstob joined Dune in 2005 as an associate. The firm was in its first year of operations, and Gimelstob was involved in executing Investments for Dune in areas around the West Coast. He became a partner at Dune in 2013 and 4 years later was made the Head of Acquisitions.

Before joining Dune, Gimelstob was involved with trading commercial mortgage-backed securities in Goldman Sachs between 2002 and 2003 after which he became an Analyst in the firm’s real estate investment banking division up to 2005. In addition to trading commercial mortgage-backed securities, Mr. Gimelstob is also experienced in mezzanine debt origination.

In 2001 while at Cornell University, Mr. Gimelstob received a B.A (with Distinction), and in 2002 he got an M.P.A. In 2012 he also received the annual honorary given by Hebrew Academy for Special Children. Mr. Gimelstob is currently a board member at the Policy Advisory Board at the Fisher Center, University of California, Berkeley.

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