SCB Global Capital Management principals. Warren Olsen and Russ Matthews.
Warren J. Olsen
Chief Investment Officer
Warren has over 30 years of investment management experience. Prior to forming SCB Global, he served as the Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of First Western Financial, a bank holding company that he co-founded which is focused on private banking and wealth management for high net worth individuals and families. During his tenure, the firm grew to $4.5 billion in trust and investment management assets and $700 million in bank assets. As Chief Investment Officer, he had oversight for all client assets, invested across a broad array of traditional and alternative strategies on a global basis.
Prior to First Western, Warren was President and CEO of IBJ Whitehall Asset Management, and President of Morgan Stanley's global mutual fund business. At Morgan Stanley, he organized and had oversight of several global investment vehicles.
Warren is a member of the Board of Managers at Aetos Capital Funds, a fund of hedge funds based in New York City and Menlo Park, California, and a director of Brightwood Capital Advisors, a New York City based private equity firm that invests in debt and equity securities of lower and middle market companies.
Warren is an attorney and certified public accountant by background.
B.S.B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., Villanova University School of Law, magna cum laude
Chief Operating Officer
Russ has over 20 years of management and business development experience in financial services. Prior to co-founding SCB Global, he was a Regional Director for Central Park Group LLC, an alternative investment adviser. His responsibilities included raising capital for single manager hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and private equity vehicles.
Prior to that, Russ served as President of First Western Capital Management, an SEC registered investment adviser with over $1B in assets that manages equity and fixed income portfolios for high net worth individuals, families, and institutions.
Russ was also a Managing Director at Bear Stearns, and had senior roles at Oppenheimer & Co. and CIBC World Markets.
B.S.B.A, Georgetown University, magna cum laude