Vernon Barback was named Vice Chairman for Russell Investments in July 2018. In this role he focusses on key strategic initiatives for the firm and continues to help drive the transformation of its operating model. 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.