Director of Operations
Rick Russell has spent over 25 years working in professional publishing for organisations including LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters and Euromoney PLC among others.
His most recent role was as Chief Operating Officer of a technology-based start-up headquartered in Singapore with multiple offices around the world. He rebuilt the product, technology and customer-facing functions to ensure the appropriate product-market fit whilst preparing the business for faster growth through institutional funding and eventual sale.
Rick has previously held three Managing Director roles within different publishing businesses with a specialist focus on business and technology transformation developing accelerated revenue growth at higher profitability. These roles have ranged from start-up to very mature and turn-around businesses which have required re-energising with a sharper focus on both product and service excellence to rebuild brand authority and increase global market presence.
Rick has always had a passion for how people, processes and technology can work together to transform an organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness whilst maintaining a sharp eye on the bottom line of the business.