Russ received his AB in economics from Georgetown University where he spent his junior year at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He then went on to receive his MBA from Babson College.
He joined The Gillette Company where he lived and worked as chief financial officer in Argentina, Jamaica and Venezuela. He later became worldwide controller for the Companies major product lines. Russ then joined New England Business Service (NEB on the NYSE) as CFO and oversaw its growth to a mid-size public company. He finished his career as a director of Deloitte where he spent time in establishing its operations in India.
In retirement Russ teaches in the graduate schools of Babson College and Boston College with a focus on international consulting experiences.
Russ has been involved with many boards where he has often held the positions of Chair of the Audit Committee, Governance and Finance:
- Babson College
- The Home for Little Wanderers
- Handel &Hayden Society
- Boston Classical Orchestra
- Eliot Bank
- Hillsboro Club
- Sesuit Neck Property Owners Association
- Cape Cod Center for the Arts
- Raymond Moore Foundation
- Financial Executives International
He lives in Wellesley with his wife Althea and enjoys time with his grandkids and golfing. He is a life-long summer resident of Dennis.