President and CEO
Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, Inc.
University Park, PA
Russo directs the Centers' investment program and was instrumental in the
establishment of Penn Venture Partners (PVP) where he is one of 5 managing
partners. PVP is a $25 million fund charted as one of six New Markets Venture
Capital Companies established by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Previously, Russo worked for 27 years in industry. Most recently, he was
Director of European Operations and Director of Pacific Operations for a
division of United Technologies Corporation. Russo holds a Ph.D. in Physics
from Penn State and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at
Capital Formation Institute,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach
University at Buffalo, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY 14228
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