Aside from “spending more time with The Family”? I enjoy watching the HH team develop as the business and industry evolve. Never boring.
Russ has led Long Beach-headquartered Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors for more than four decades. In January 2022, he handed the firm’s CEO responsibilities to JC Abusaid. As Executive Chairman, Russ continues to pursue the “big questions” – including an intense focus on helping people enjoy well-lived todays and tomorrows.
Russ has contributed his time, expertise and energies to community initiatives for many years. He served two terms as Chair of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital of Long Beach, and Miller Children’s Hospital Governing Boards. In addition, he served as Chair of the Investment Committee for MemorialCare Health Services.
A related passion is fostering solutions to longevity-related challenges. Russ serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Center on Longevity. He initiated the Center’s Design Challenge Series in 2014 and provided the impetus for their multi-year longevity and well-being project, Sightlines, and for the ongoing development of the New Map of Life™
Other past engagements include serving as President of Stanford Business School Alumni Association, President of Family Services of Long Beach, President of Long Beach Rotary, and six-time Chairman of SCAN Healthplan. Russ was also a co-founder of William Hill Winery and was Founding Vice-Chairman/Treasurer and three-term Chairman of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, where he still serves on the Board. He also served as Chair of the Desegregation Funds Committee for the Long Beach Unified School District.
He received his BA in Economics from Stanford University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Russ and his wife, Avalon, reside (mostly) in Long Beach and partly (not enough) in Cortona, Italy.
Very early in my business career, I operated cattle feed yards. Now I’m looking forward to cellular meat production.