Russell Gimelstob was brought into the Athletic Hall of Fame on February 22, 2013 during one of the boys varsity basketball game against Glen Ridge. The Alumni Association presents this specific award to the teams, students, coaches, athletic directors, and administrators who have shown themselves through not only their individual accomplishments but also their sportsmanship and leadership during the year. In 1995, 1996, and 1997 Russell Gimelstob was the captain of his tennis team. He was part of tour state championship teams and three teams who won the Tournament of Champions. He even received All State Selections during all four years.
After graduation Gimelstob went to Cornell University, there he was a four- year singles and doubles starter for their men’s tennis team. He went undefeated in the Ivy League doubles competition during his sophomore year and was elected captain his senior year. He received the Academic All- American and Academic All- Ivy awards during his four years at Cornell.
Russell Gimelstob joined Dune during their first year of operations. Over the past 12 years he has successfully executed investments for Dune in several events. He joined Dune as an Associate and to recognize all of his contributions the firm made him a partner and later made him head of acquisitions.
Before he joined Dune, Russell Gimelstob was the analyst for Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Investment Banking Division in the years 2003, 2004, and 2005. There he focused on their commercial real estate properties. Before he was doing that, he traded commercial mortgage securities within Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income and Commodities Division from the year 2002 to 2003. Along with this Russell Gimelstob is skilled in mezzanine and first mortgage debt origination. Russell Gimelstob is also a member of Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board for Berkeley’s Haas School of Business at the University of California. He was the Hebrew Academy Special Children’s yearly honoree in 2012. Russell Gimelstob has an M.P.A that he received in 2002 and a B.A. with distinction from Cornell University that he received in 2001.