Katherine El-Hillow

Kate El-Hillow

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & CO-PRESIDENT

Kate El-Hillow serves as Global Chief Investment Officer and Co-President for Russell Investments. Based in New York, Kate oversees all aspects of the investment division including asset management, implementation and research. She also serves on the firm’s executive committee. Joining Russell Investments in 2021, Kate has more than 25 years of proven success in investment management roles. She has deep expertise in outsourced CIO investment solutions and multi-asset portfolio management. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Multi-Asset Solutions with Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she helped lead the firm’s multi-asset investment process and an investment team. Prior to Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Kate spent eight years at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co where she held a variety of investment positions including a dual role as Client Portfolio Manager and Chief Operating Officer within the firm’s asset allocation business.

Meet our leadership team


Our leaders work toward a single purpose:
To improve people's financial security.

Kate El-Hillow*

Kate El-Hillow*

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & PRESIDENT

Pete Gunning

Peter Gunning*

VICE CHAIRMAN & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER

Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback*

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad*

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Jenny Proctor

Jenny Proctor*

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Charlie Shaffer

Charlie Shaffer*

GLOBAL HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff*

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Adam Goff headshot

Adam Goff

HEAD OF RESEARCH

Steve Belgrad

Al Caesar

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Jodie Hampshire

Jodie Hampshire

HEAD OF ASIA PACIFIC

Joseph Linhares

Joseph Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA

Brad Jung

Brad Jung

HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA ADVISOR & INTERMEDIARY SERVICES;
PRESIDENT, RUSSELL INVESTMENTS CANADA

Jim Leggate

Jim Leggate

HEAD OF UK INSTITUTIONAL, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Kelly Mainelli

Kelly Mainelli

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CUSTOMIZED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

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Kevin Turner

HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY & SOLUTIONS

Mollie Jensen

Mollie Jensen

GLOBAL HEAD OF MARKETING

John McMurray

John McMurray

CHIEF RISK OFFICER & CHIEF AUDITOR

Robert Hostetter

Robert Hostetter

GLOBAL HEAD OF SOLUTIONS

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Ron Pierce

GLOBAL HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

*Denotes members of the Executive Committee