Russell leads business transformation and improvement initiatives for global retail and distribution companies. He operates comfortably from the shop floor to the C-suite and has held multiple interim retail leadership roles, including as chief information officer (CIO) and chief digital officer. Clients benefit from Russell's project management and systems implementation skills, technical expertise, and deep business knowledge for creating effective solutions. Russell finds that at most companies, the biggest improvement opportunities lie in more-effective use of existing technologies rather than in the implementation of new and expensive solutions.
Russell has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Michigan. He is a native speaker of English, is fluent in Swedish, and has good skills in French.