Michelle Seitz
CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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

 

Meet the leadership team

Michelle Seitz

Michelle Seitz

CHAIRMAN & CEO
 

About Michelle

Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

VICE CHAIRMAN
 

About Vernon

Pete Gunning

Peter Gunning

VICE CHAIRMAN AND STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER

About Peter

Kevin Klingert

Kevin Klingert

PRESIDENT
 

About Kevin

Kate El-Hillow

Kate El-Hillow

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
 

About Kate

Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 

About Steve

Gene Raffone

Gene Raffone

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
 

About Gene

Joseph Linhares

Joseph Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA
 

About Joseph

Rick Smirl

Jim Leggate

HEAD OF UK INSTITUTIONAL, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

About Jim

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