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.

Meet our leadership team


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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