Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Vernon Barback was named Chief Administrative Officer for Russell Investments in April 2021. 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 in 2016, 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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Michelle Seitz

Michelle Seitz*

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Kate El-Hillow*

Kate El-Hillow*

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

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Kevin Klingert

Kevin Klingert*

PRESIDENT

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Pete Gunning

Peter Gunning*

VICE CHAIRMAN & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER

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Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Al Caesar

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

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Adam Goff

HEAD OF RESEARCH

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Jodie Hampshire

Jodie Hampshire

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF APAC

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Robert Hostetter

Robert Hostetter

GLOBAL HEAD OF SOLUTIONS

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Mollie Jensen

Mollie Jensen

GLOBAL HEAD OF MARKETING

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Brad Jung

Brad Jung

HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA ADVISER & INTERMEDIARY SERVICES;
PRESIDENT, RUSSELL INVESTMENTS CANADA

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Jim Leggate

Jim Leggate

HEAD OF UK INSTITUTIONAL, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

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Joe Linhares

Joe Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA

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Kelly Mainelli

Kelly Mainelli

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CUSTOMISED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

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John McMurray

John McMurray

CHIEF RISK OFFICER & CHIEF AUDITOR

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Ron Pierce

GLOBAL HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

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Jenny Proctor

Jenny Proctor

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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Charlie Shaffer

Charlie Shaffer

GLOBAL HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

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Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

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Kevin Turner

HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY & SOLUTIONS

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