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is a professional speaker, business school professor, and executive coach. He specializes in making complex material simple and bringing it to life for an audience.


As a speaker, Russ regularly presents on topics including entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, marketing, and communication.

As a professor, Russ teaches and researches entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, and leadership.


As an executive coach, Russ works with leaders on speeches, with engineers on presenting technical material, with scientists on research presentations, with entrepreneurs on new business pitches, and with sales people on how to sell it all.

Russ cultivated his expertise by training with professional communicators, managers, entrepreneurs, and even preachers.


  • 25+ years of business communications expertise

  • Professor of Entrepreneurship, Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma

  • PhD in entrepreneurship from Baylor University

  • International MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

  • Fulbright Scholar

  • Certified international public speaking trainer by Successworks®

  • Start-up co-founder and entrepreneur advisor

  • Previously served as a global marketing leader with GE Healthcare and St. Jude Medical, and as a communications director for an international non-profit

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma green belt

  • Extensive international experience in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia

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