Russ has a background that includes a 30-year career in Information Technology, currently serving as Chief Information Officer for Finastra, one of the largest Fintechs in the world. He has served as Global Head of Infrastructure at ABN AMRO and previously has held a position at JPMorgan Chase as Executive Director, Global Head of Critical Infrastructure Operations.
Russ has also served in non-profit board roles, including Chairman of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, a 501c3 non-profit providing music education and music therapy to over 8,000 NYC children. Russ currently sits on the Conservatory's Advisory Board.
Russ is an avid musician and runner and lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn. He holds a degree in Computer Science from CUNY.