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Russell Deakin

Managing Partner, Director of Investments & Advisory services at Aceana Group


Russell Deakin, the founder & managing partner for Aceana Group, an independent advisory firm, is an alternative asset executive with over 25 years’ experience in North America, Europe and South America  Mr. Deakin has been a partner of CRP, Brazil’s oldest venture capital firm and a managing director of Rio Bravo, a private equity firm. A member of San Francisco’s Life Science Angel group and Miami’s angel group AGP, Mr. Deakin has been a board advisor/board member of invested companies as well as an interim CFO for other portfolio companies.  A former CFO of 11 years for a real estate developer, Mr. Deakin is a successful investor/fund raiser in these various asset classes since 1987 in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

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