Michelle Seitz

Michelle Seitz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments. She is passionate about solving clients’ needs and about purpose-driven leadership. With more than 30 years of experience in asset management, Seitz previously spent 22 years with William Blair, 16 of which were on the firm’s executive committee and as head of William Blair Investment Management (WBIM), which had more than $70 billion in AUM under her leadership. Prior to leading WBIM, Seitz led the firm’s private wealth management business. Her previous experience also includes senior portfolio management roles with WBIM, Concord Investment Company and NationsBank. She obtained her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1990.

"Culture is the differentiating factor for success in an organization. Everyone needs to be aligned around a common purpose."

- Michelle


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