Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Vernon Barback was named Chief Operating Officer for Russell Investments in September 2022. In this role he focuses on key strategic initiatives for the firm and continues to help drive the transformation of its operating model. He is also directly accountable for supervision of operations, technology, corporate services and the project management office of the firm. Vernon joined Russell Investments in January 2016 as President and has played an instrumental role in helping the global investment manager achieve greater operating discipline. Prior to joining Russell Investments, Barback led Altß Partners, a firm he co-founded. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer and a member of the management committee of GlobeOp Financial Services, formerly a TA Associates portfolio company. Prior to GlobeOp Financial Services, Barback worked at Citigroup asset management as the global head of operations and technology.

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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