Michelle Seitz, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Russell Investments

Michelle Seitz

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michelle Seitz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments. In 2017, she was recruited to Russell Investments to transform the firm in terms of growth and corporate culture. Over three years, she restructured the management team, revamped client offerings, and built sales and profitability while focusing the firm around its core purpose "to improve people's financial security." Before joining Russell Investments, Seitz spent 22 years at William Blair, serving 16 years on the firm's board and as CEO of William Blair Investment Management. By driving continuous innovation, she dramatically expanded William Blair's institutional, mutual fund, and private wealth management businesses. Seitz is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, notably on financial security, leadership, innovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a member of Challenge Seattle, an alliance of CEOs from the region's largest employers. She is on the board of the Washington Roundtable and on the Dean's Council at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where she graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Accounting. Seitz became a CFA charterholder in 1990.

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