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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Michelle Seitz

Michelle Seitz*

CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kate El-Hillow*

Kate El-Hillow*

GLOBAL CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER & CO-PRESIDENT

Kevin Klingert

Kevin Klingert*

CO-PRESIDENT

Vernon Barback

Vernon Barback*

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Steve Belgrad

Steve Belgrad*

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Pete Gunning

Peter Gunning*

VICE CHAIRMAN & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER

Jenny Proctor

Jenny Proctor*

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Charlie Shaffer

Charlie Shaffer*

GLOBAL HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

Howard Surloff

Howard Surloff*

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

Al Caesar

Al Caesar

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

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Adam Goff

HEAD OF RESEARCH

Jodie Hampshire

Jodie Hampshire

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF APAC

Robert Hostetter

Robert Hostetter

GLOBAL HEAD OF SOLUTIONS

Mollie Jensen

Mollie Jensen

GLOBAL HEAD OF MARKETING

Brad Jung

Brad Jung

HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA, ADVISOR & INTERMEDIARY SOLUTIONS;
PRESIDENT, RUSSELL INVESTMENTS CANADA

Jim Leggate

Jim Leggate

HEAD OF UK INSTITUTIONAL, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Joseph Linhares

Joe Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA

Kelly Mainelli

Kelly Mainelli

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF CUSTOMIZED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

John McMurray

John McMurray

CHIEF RISK OFFICER & CHIEF AUDITOR

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Ron Pierce

GLOBAL HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY

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Kevin Turner

HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY & SOLUTIONS

*Denotes members of the Executive Committee