Russ is the CEO of Headspace Health, where he leads the company with his experience as a technology entrepreneur and a passion for digital mental health, strategy, and building great cultures. Russ was previously CEO of Ginger, which merged with Headspace in October 2021 to create Headspace Health. Russ formerly led products for the marketing solutions group at LinkedIn, and is the founder, former CEO, and president of Bizo —a B2B marketing and data platform which he sold to LinkedIn in 2014. While at Bizo, Russ co-authored The Big Data-Driven Business, a guide on how big data can lead to better decision-making in business.
He is also the author of the children’s book Voting with a Porpoise, and serves on the board of Rock the Vote, where he focuses on using his experience with technology, data science, and branding tactics to increase engagement and turnout among young voters. Russ has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Duke University.