|Birthplace||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|California Polytechnic State University||2008|
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Russell and his family moved to San Diego, California in 1996. Russell was immersed in start-up culture at a very young age, which resulted in early hands-on exposure to the entrepreneur lifestyle.
He played Division 1 tennis while attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, at which time Russell began to develop his secret “blue book” of plans and ideas into profitable and successful businesses. In 2007, Russell started OnFIREbeerpong, Inc. which soon became a national leader in the distribution of portable and custom beer pong tables.
After acquisition in 2008, Russell joined College Tonight, Inc. to begin development of the social shopping component for TheQuad.com. OnFIREbeerpong was re-branded as Quad Pong and a national college tour was rolled out to promote the re-invented, one-of-a-kind tables. Russell also helped to produce and bring on global sponsors for a nationwide college fashion show featuring Lauren Conrad from MTV’s The Hills. After CTI was sold, Russell moved back to San Diego to start MEYROW, Inc. - a digital agency specializing in revitalizing and empowering brands to empower others.
After a successful stint in San Diego, Russell re-joined Zach Suchin and Jason Schutzbank in Los Angeles as Brand Knew’s VP of Brand Development. Working intimately with clients and assessing their goals to develop and effect integrated brand strategies, Russell oversees core architecture and ensures efficient execution. Russell brings years of experience and success in generating brand equity momentum and improving user experiences.
With his unique approach of ensuring custom attention to detail to accommodate the specific needs of clients, Russell consistently delivers high level performance in long-term sustainability and result-driven initiatives. Russell threads custom solutions for clients, by producing efficient programs from Brand Knew’s variety of innovative services.
Russell brings a business owner mentality, energy, focus and passion to Brand Knew, personifying company culture and the elite level of services provided to clientele. Outside of work, Russell enjoys family life, playing tennis and overseeing the vision of the MEYROW Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with Parkinson’s.
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