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 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 & CEO

About Michelle

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 AND 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

About Steve

Brad Jung

Brad Jung

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

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Joseph Linhares

Joseph Linhares

HEAD OF EMEA

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Gene Raffone

Gene Raffone

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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Bryan Weeks

Bryan Weeks

HEAD OF AMERICAS INSTITUTIONAL

About Bryan

*Denotes members of the Executive Committee