With over 18 years of life science industry business support, advocacy and advisory experience, Russell is a champion of innovation and assists biotech and medtech companies with their commercialization efforts. He has served on numerous boards and industry councils, and served as chairman the U.S. Council of State Bioscience Associations.
Graduating from Pepperdine University with a biology degree, Russell spent his early career in laboratory supply and equipment sales in the Silicon Valley biotech industry. After moving to Atlanta in the mid-nineties, he launched one of the nation’s first digital marketing consulting and development agencies, Newton Park, growing it into one of Atlanta’s top 5 Internet agencies. Russell subsequently built BioQuotient, providing marketing services for the healthcare and life sciences industries.
Russell combined his bioscience and entrepreneurial expertise into executive leadership roles at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, BioFlorida (President and CEO), Georgia Bio (President and CEO) and the Georgia Research Alliance (President and CEO). His drive is to keep the life sciences industry growing and those within it thriving.
Russell is currently the founder and CEO of BiotechExec.