Michelle Seitz, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Russell Investments

Michelle Seitz

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Michelle Seitz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments. In 2017, she was recruited to Russell Investments to transform the firm in terms of growth and corporate culture. Over three years, she restructured the management team, revamped client offerings, and built sales and profitability while focusing the firm around its core purpose "to improve people's financial security." Before joining Russell Investments, Seitz spent 22 years at William Blair, serving 16 years on the firm's board and as CEO of William Blair Investment Management. By driving continuous innovation, she dramatically expanded William Blair's institutional, mutual fund, and private wealth management businesses. Seitz is a frequent keynote speaker at industry events, notably on financial security, leadership, innovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a member of Challenge Seattle, an alliance of CEOs from the region's largest employers. She is on the board of the Washington Roundtable and on the Dean's Council at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, where she graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Accounting. Seitz became a CFA charterholder in 1990.

Meet our leadership team

Our leaders work toward a single purpose:
To improve people's financial security.

Michelle Seitz

Michelle Seitz*

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

About Michelle

Kate El-Hillow*

Kate El-Hillow*

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & CO-PRESIDENT

About Kate

Kevin Klingert

Kevin Klingert*

CO-PRESIDENT

About Kevin

Pete Gunning

Peter Gunning*

VICE CHAIRMAN & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER

About Peter

Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

About Vernon

Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

About Steve

Steve Belgrad

Al Caesar

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

About Al

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Adam Goff

HEAD OF RESEARCH

About Adam

Jodie Hampshire

Jodie Hampshire

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF APAC

About Jodie

Robert Hostetter

Robert Hostetter

GLOBAL HEAD OF SOLUTIONS

About Robert

Mollie Jensen

Mollie Jensen

GLOBAL HEAD OF MARKETING

About Mollie

Brad Jung

Brad Jung

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

About Brad

Jim Leggate

Jim Leggate

HEAD OF UK INSTITUTIONAL, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

About Jim

Joe Linhares

Joe Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA

About Joe

Kelly Mainelli

Kelly Mainelli

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CUSTOMISED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

About Kelly

John McMurray

John McMurray

CHIEF RISK OFFICER & CHIEF AUDITOR

About John

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Ron Pierce

GLOBAL HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

About Ron

Jenny Proctor

Jenny Proctor

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

About Jenny

Charlie Shaffer

Charlie Shaffer

GLOBAL HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

About Charlie

Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

About Howard

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Kevin Turner

HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY & SOLUTIONS

About Kevin

*Denotes members of the Executive Committee