Russo Named Partners at Three Ocean Partners

Three Ocean Partners has appointed Jennifer Doré Russo as Partner. Russo will focus on the Consumer & Retailing sector. Most recently, she was the Head of the Consumer/Retail practice at boutique investment banking firm Sonenshine Partners.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Three Ocean Partners LLC today announced the appointment of Jennifer Doré Russo as Partner, expanding the firm’s team in New York. Ms. Russo will focus on the Consumer & Retailing sector and comes to the firm with over 20 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, private capital raising and corporate strategy.

Most recently, she was the Head of the Consumer/Retail practice at boutique investment banking firm Sonenshine Partners, which she joined in 2004. At Sonenshine, Ms. Russo advised clients across the consumer and retail space, spanning ecommerce, digital content, bricks-and-mortar, direct-to-consumer and wholesale companies in beauty, health & wellness, apparel & accessories, beverages, hard goods and many other categories.

“Three Ocean Partners has and always will have a relentless focus on our clients and their needs,” said David Knowlton, Managing Partner of Three Ocean. “Jen’s depth of professionalism, leadership and experience in the consumer sector will be extremely beneficial to our clients. We are excited to have Jen on our team.”

Ms. Russo commented, “I am extremely pleased to have joined such a respected independent merchant banking firm with some of the strongest relationships in the corporate and private equity industries.”

Before joining Sonenshine Partners, Ms. Russo executed corporate workouts at Counsel Corporation. Earlier in her career, she was a founding member of the London-based European financial sponsors coverage group at Citigroup. She began her career at the Blackstone Group in New York. Ms. Russo graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Ms. Russo serves on the Board of the Arts & Business Council of New York and is a member of the Trustees Council of Penn Women.

For more information, please contact Tripp Kyle / Jocelyn Jones at Brunswick Group at +1 212 333 3810 or visit the Three Ocean website at

About Three Ocean Partners LLC

Three Ocean Partners, LLC is a merchant bank headquartered in New York that provides senior-level, conflict-free strategic advice to CEOs, boards and financial sponsors. The firm specializes in advising on mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, in addition to raising capital for public and private companies. The Three Ocean team also sources and structures merchant banking investments for its network of family office investors which allows the firm to co-invest alongside its clients. Three Ocean is privately held by its employees and by some of the most prominent families, CEOs and institutions in the U.S. For more information, please visit the company’s website at