Our Team

Russ MacTough, Managing Director

Russ MacTough is Managing Director of Liberty Mutual Strategic Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Liberty Mutual Insurance. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual he was a Vice President with Morgan Partners, a Fintech-focused middle market investment bank, where he led M&A transactions primarily in the insurance technology sector. Before that Russ worked at Silicon Valley Bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. At SVB he helped build the bank’s advisory services group.

Josh Cohen, Principal

Josh Cohen is a founding member of LMSV, joining the team in 2015. As a Principal, Josh is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, legal negotiation, and post-deal management. Prior to joining the fund, Josh focused on competitive intelligence and strategy within the insurance market at Liberty Mutual. Prior to joining Liberty Mutual, Josh worked at Ernst & Young and is a licensed CPA. Josh is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Finance and Accounting.

Dave DeSisto, Associate

Dave DeSisto is an Associate at LMSV and joined the team in 2017. As an Associate, Dave is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, legal negotiation, and post-deal management. Prior to joining the fund, Dave was an Associate at Wells Fargo where he worked with private equity firms to structure and underwrite debt facilities for leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalizations, and acquisition financings. Prior to Wells Fargo, Dave worked at PwC in their Management Consulting practice. Dave is a graduate of Bentley University with a degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting.

Mary Tobin, Analyst

Mary Tobin joined the LMSV team in 2019 as an analyst and is responsible for sourcing and due diligence efforts. Prior to joining the fund, Mary worked at the New England Venture Capital Association building partnerships and programs to improve investor, founder, and community connectivity. A graduate of Northeastern University with degrees in Finance and Political Science, Mary co-founded her first startup in college and remains an evangelist of the Boston innovation ecosystem.
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