Russell, a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, has spent his time away from major corporations, focusing his energies on creating value for businesses in the SME sector (£500k to £80M turnover). During his career Russell has led successful companies in the technology, engineering, electronics, entertainment and professional services sectors. He has experience of starting, building, growing and exiting businesses in the UK and US and also built one of Europe’s first cloud based recruitment platforms. He has had the privilege to work with many leading thinkers and business experts providing him with a unique insight into future business trends and how current business strategies require to be urgently adapted to meet the needs of the new digital age.
Today he is Managing Partner of the consultancy Exolta Capital Partners, Director MBN Solutions, Director Exsel Group, Chairman WeAreTheFuture and recently founded the Scottish London Business Network. In addition, he acts as investor and advisor to a portfolio of companies including Borders based software temp provider IQX.