For over three decades, Russell has helped some of the most formidable names in financial services build market presence, expand distribution and drive profitable results. Now, as Aria’s Chief Strategy Officer and board member, he oversees the firm’s strategic development.
Russell has extensive management experience, starting with a foundation in consumer package goods sales and marketing. He has led businesses for investment industry firms including Citibank, Nuveen and Janus, as well as co-founded and sold an ETF-based asset manager to Natixis. Russell founded rpmAUM® to provide strategic product, brand and distribution consulting services to the leadership of asset management firms.
A graduate of Villanova University, Russell earned the CIMA® designation through the Wharton School of Management and holds the Series 7, 26, and 63 licenses.