Mr. Russell is a Managing Director, Head of C-Suite Advisory at ZCG Consulting (“ZCGC”) where he is responsible for developing and enhancing the performance of senior leadership teams and organizations across ZCG portfolio companies. Mr. Russell has extensive experience building and leading consumer and industrial product, service, and technology companies.
Prior to joining ZCGC, Mr. Russell served as the CEO of PureRed, where he led the digital transformation and rapid growth of this Private Equity owned marketing service and technology provider.
For more than twenty-five years, Mr. Russell has served in the capacity of CEO or Operating Partner across several Private Equity firms including GSO/Blackstone, Catterton Partners, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Summit Partners, Charlesbank Capital Partners, AEA Investors, Cerberus Capital Management, and Bain Capital where he successfully identified and implemented improvements to accelerate portfolio company growth and profitability.
Mr. Russell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Western New England College and an MBA in Marketing from St. John’s University.