Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

As Chief Legal Officer for Russell Investments, Howard Surloff oversees all legal functions globally. Howard also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Based in New York, he joined Russell Investments in 2022 with more than three decades of legal and business operating experience. Howard has extensive experience with mergers & acquisitions, having played an instrumental role in numerous transactions. During Howard’s thirteen years at BlackRock, he held several roles including Global Chief Operating Officer of the firm’s $4 trillion iShares and Index business and Deputy General Counsel, where he oversaw a 115-person global legal team. Prior to that, Howard was Managing Director and General Counsel at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the U.S. Most recently, he served as General Counsel for Blockchain.com.

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Executive Committee

Zach Buchwald, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Zach Buchwald

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Kate El-Hillow, Global Chief Investment Officer

Kate El-Hillow

President & Chief Investment Officer

Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Pete Gunning

Pete Gunning

VICE CHAIRMAN, HEAD OF APAC

Jim Leggate

Jim Leggate

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EMEA

Jenny Proctor

Jenny Proctor

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER