Director and Technology Sector Lead, Strategic Advisory Services
Region: National U.S.
Mobile Phone: 408.529.5388
Russ MacTough is the Technology Sector Lead for SVB Analytics. His group specializes in the software, internet software and services, software-as-a-service, and hardware sub-sectors. He has been with SVB Analytics since 2007, performing hundreds of complex valuations for venture-backed technology companies. He also leads research and thought leadership initiatives in the Technology sector for SVB Analytics. MacTough’s background extends beyond the finance world, as he has first-hand experience in designing, coding, and supporting hosted software applications in an entrepreneurial environment.
Previously, MacTough was a senior consultant with FactSet Research Systems in Boston, Mass., where he specialized in designing customized database systems, quantitative models, and application development tools for investment managers. MacTough led the first implementations of FactSet's hosted application development platform-as-a-service, involving database design and administration, UNIX-based data processing and production, quantitative financial modeling in an object-oriented environment, and front-end interface design. In this role, MacTough was responsible for sales support, technical consulting, programming and design of complex financial and econometric models, and managing his clients’ mission-critical data production processes.
Prior to FactSet, MacTough was part of the Risk Analyst program at American International Group (AIG). At AIG, he conducted due diligence, risk assessments, and assisted with the underwriting of AIG Environmental commercial insurance policies.
MacTough earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston College, and his MBA from Babson College. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.