Russell Findlay

Investment Committee Member

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Russell Findlay is a marketing executive, philanthropist, and angel investor. He was most recently the Global Chief Marketing Officer of international specialist insurer Hiscox. Prior to Hiscox, he was the CMO of Major League Soccer, and a marketing executive for PepsiCo, where he launched the Sierra Mist and PepsiMax brands. Russell started his career at Unilever where he was their global expert in e-commerce prior to roles in brand management.

Russell has been recognized for his marketing expertise: 

  • Award-winning marketer having won EFFIE’s, ACE Awards, and Financial Communications Society Awards, among others. 
  • He has been named one of the most influential marketers in the world by The Internationalist. 
  • In 2018, Russell and his team won Marketer of the Year from one of the most hotly contested business marketing awards competition.

Outside of work, Russell volunteers his time giving back to the marketing community. He is on the following Boards: Board of Directors of the Association of National Advertisers, America’s governing body for the advertising community, as well as being the Chairman of their Sponsorship and Events Committee; member of the National Advertising Review Board, the group which acts as the arbiter for companies disputing competitors’ advertising; and Board of the Business Marketing Association of New York.

Additionally, Russell owns a real estate development firm, runs his family’s 501c-3 non-profit foundation which provides college scholarships to underprivileged students, is an angel investor primarily in the fintech space, and is a maple syrup producer.

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