Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Born and raised in Detroit and a product of Detroit Public Schools, Russell Belinsky is a lifelong entrepreneur having started his "business career" as a paperboy for The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. After graduating with honors from both the Ilitch School and Georgetown University Law Center, Belinsky started his professional career practicing law with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. In 1990, he co-founded Chanin Capital Partners, a leading specialty investment banking firm, which was acquired by Duff & Phelps in 2006. Belinsky also co-founded the highly successful private equity firms Balmoral Capital Advisors in 2005 and LB Capital Advisors, LLC, in 2011. Belinsky has extensive board experience with both public and private companies and charitable organizations. In 2018, he established the Ilitch School's Belinsky Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory (BELL). A passionate hockey fan, Belinsky is a former minority owner of the 2020 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning.