Russell is a seasoned business professional currently operating in the world of learning and development, having previously worked in senior training roles with companies such as AXA and DHL as well as previously owning a Dubai based soccer coaching business.

In 2012 he identified a gap for meaningful and innovative leadership and communication training and his current business Ignite was born.

As part of his entrepreneurial journey, Russell became a Certified Value Builder and works with owners to increase the value of their businesses, assessing them through the eyes of an acquirer and using the Value Builder System to help build better businesses and better owners.

Russell is a whirlwind of energy, optimism and new ideas.  When he’s not trying desperately to recapture his youth through Brazilian Ju Jitsu, getting filthy on a mountain bike or building Lego with his two sons, he is the driving force behind Ignite.