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Russell has enjoyed the benefits of a highly successful international career in the technology sector and now focuses his efforts on supporting owners and boards of small and medium size companies to devise and implement growth strategies to create shareholder value. In his earlier career he has held board leadership positions with International companies achieving turnover more than £200m.

Core areas of focus are Leadership, Value Creation and Strategic thinking. He is a regular speaker at events on Leadership in business and has spoken at conferences from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi.

Russell is founding Managing Partner of the advisory group, Exolta Capital Partners, and Founding Chairman Scottish Business Network, the global network supporting Scottish business leaders. Other roles and accolades,


  • Currently holds eight non-exec and board advisory roles with fast growing business and organisations.
  • Member of Scotland Trade Board chaired by Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary.
  • Named as one of the 100 most influential British Entrepreneurs and in thee top 100 most influential figures in technology today.
  • A member of the Maserati List of business leaders who support the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • Scotland: Board member Institute of Directors Scotland, ScotlandIS, Merchant Company of Edinburgh and Asia Scotland Institute.
  • London: Advisor to Tech Advocates and member of the Mentium Group.
  • International: Board advisor Talent Tech Labs, New York.
  • Addressing the gender imbalance in business through his support of the Association of Scottish Business Women and Changing the Chemistry.
  • Advisor to a range of disruption led companies in UK and US.
  • Investor/Advisor Par Equity angel investor fund.

Russell continues to live in Linlithgow, Scotland with his business interests based from London. Not all work – since turning 50 Russell has have developed a passion for endurance events and can often be found at weekends mud splattered clambering over obstacles and “trying to keep up”.

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