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Function Growth

Brian Russell

Managing Director
Brian Russell is a seasoned business Operations and Product executive renowned for his inspirational leadership in entrepreneurial ventures resulting in the formulation and execution of effective growth strategies. With over two decades of experience spanning Digital Marketing, Advertising, Telecommunications, and Finance, he has consistently driven organizational performance, spearheaded new business development, and fostered profitable outcomes.

In his latest role as Managing Director of Function Growth, Russell oversees the Operations of the Growth Accelerator, which was established as a separate entity in May 2022. Function Growth is responsible for the launch and incredible growth of Wellow, aiming to achieve recognition as Fast Company's Most Innovative, among other accolades. Under Russell's leadership, Function Growth was honored with the AdAge Newcomer Agency of the Year Silver award in 2023.

Russell's expertise spans operations, sales, marketing, product development, finance, and business planning. He is distinguished by his ability to conduct thorough market assessments, identify revenue drivers, and capitalize on expansion opportunities. Notable accomplishments include leading complex due diligence processes resulting in the successful sale of three ad-tech startups, launching and supporting dozens of technology-based products and services.

This Speaker's Sessions

Innovator Showcase: New Models, New Capabilities, More Profitable Growth

May 8, 2024 | 11:00 am
Here, we’ll take a look at four agencies that have built unique operations. Their business models are fundamentally different, with capabilities and fee structures that better meet the needs of what clients need right now – and will demand in the coming few years.This panel will discuss the latest changes they’ve implemented to improve their capabilities, grow their clients, drive new business, retain their best talent, and even design their office spaces – ultimately creating growth that is profitable and sustainable.