Russell Spieler

Managing Director
Heartwood Partners

Russ is a Managing Director at Heartwood Partners. With a specialized background in private equity and operations consulting, he is responsible for evaluating the firm’s investments and managing portfolio company operations and strategies. Russ’s areas of expertise include specialty manufacturing, packaging, e-commerce, and consumer products. 

Prior to Heartwood Partners, he was Director at Black Diamond Capital Management, a private equity firm in Greenwich, CT. Prior to Black Diamond, he was a Director at AlixPartners, a premiere turnaround management consulting firm in New York, NY. Prior to AlixPartners, Russ was a Senior Consultant with Tigris Consulting, a boutique supply chain consulting firm in New York, NY.


  • Masters of Engineering in Information Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Heartwood Partners is focused on partnering with family and management-owners. Our approach combines strategic execution with conservative capital structures to support long-term growth, including organic and acquisition-driven expansion into new products, services, and end markets. Please visit the Heartwood Partners website at to review our approach and investment portfolio