Drew J. Guff is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff. Siguler Guff is a private equity fund managing $10 billion as of 2013. He owns another home on Nantucket.
Mr. Guff is responsible for Siguler Guff’s emerging markets and direct investment activities, and sits on the Investment Committees for all of the Firm’s funds. Prior to founding Siguler Guff, he was with PaineWebber for eleven years in a range of both principal and advisory capacities.
In 1994, Mr. Guff was instrumental in the formation of Russia Partners Company, L.P., the first major private equity fund to invest in Russia. Before establishing Russia Partners, he was a Principal within PaineWebber’s Merchant Banking Group, where he was engaged in structuring and managing investments using the firm’s capital. PaineWebber’s Merchant Banking Group owned controlling stakes in businesses across a broad range of manufacturing and service industries, including broadcasting, retail, media, industrial services and consumer goods. He also served for four years as Assistant to the President of PaineWebber.
Mr. Guff sits on the board of directors of a number of Russia Partners’ portfolio companies, including EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM). He is a board member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a trustee of the Phillips Academy Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers.
Mr. Guff holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.