Michele Russo
Head of Flexible Capital
Park Square Capital LLP

Michele is Head of Flexible Capital at Park Square Capital LLP, prior was Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners.

He is Director of Opera SGR, a private equity firm based in Italy which specialises in the management of distressed private equity funds. As Chairman and CEO of Opera he led the successful takeover of the management of four PE funds, and then the monitoring and exiting of approximately 40 portfolio investments. 

Prior to joining Opera, Michele was a Partner at Lazard European Private Equity Partners Limited, a new pan-European fund. He previously spent seven years at Doughty Hanson in London and Milan where he was Managing Director, Head of Southern Europe. Michele has also worked at IBM, Morgan Stanley, Olivetti SpA, Stet Società Finanziaria Telefonica and McKinsey & Co.

Michele holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Laurea in Electronic Engineering from the University of Napoli