Russ has led Long Beach-headquartered Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors for more than four decades. Currently, he is Chairman & CEO—and he’s intensely focused 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 on the Advisory Council for Stanford University’s 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.
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 is 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.