jeff russell is Founder and Managing Partner of ICEdge, LLC, which he began at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 2002 as a collaboration between a promising team of interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners and key stakeholders at leading business schools across the United States.
At the Fuqua School of Business, Mr. Russell also co-founded Global ORN, a research-driven community providing actionable insights and benchmarking to global sourcing executives. Mr. Russell assembled executives from leading financial services companies, top management advisories, government agencies, and global technology solutions companies to form an executive roundtable that spun off from Duke in 2013 and is now operating under the name Global SRN.
From 2001-2014, Mr. Russell served as the Director of Research Operations for the Duke University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Fuqua School of Business. There he spearheaded strategic initiatives through innovative collaborations with fortune 100 companies, advisories, and other top-tier business schools.
Mr. Russell has advised senior executives of Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries (medical devices, health care, financial services, media and entertainment) on global services sourcing and doing business in China. He has also been a frequent advisor to economic development agencies around the globe. In addition, he has served as a guest speaker in international forums on topics of cross-cultural communications, global sourcing, and economic development, including at expert meetings in China organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Mr. Russell graduated with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Asian Studies from the University of Arizona and studied at Peking University and Taiwan Normal.
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