Since 1978 Russell L. Carson has been a General Partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), one of the Country’s largest private investment firms, which he co-founded. Over the past 30 years, WCAS has raised 15 institutionally funded limited partnerships with total capital in excess of $20 billion and has invested in more than 250 companies.
Mr. Carson has focused on WCAS’s healthcare investment activities and is currently a director of three portfolio companies. From 1967 to 1978 Mr. Carson was employed by the Citicorp Venture Capital subsidiary of Citicorp and served as its Chairman and CEO from 1974 to 1978. Active in community affairs, Mr. Carson is a Trustee Emeritus of Dartmouth College, Chairman of The Rockefeller University Board of Trustees, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Director of the Partnership for New York City, a Co-Chairman of the New York City Investment Fund, a Director of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center and Chairman of the Endowment for Inner-City Education.
Mr. Carson attended public high school in Toledo, Ohio, prior to receiving a BA degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1965 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1967. He resides in New York City with his wife Judy and their two children.