Mr. Russo attended Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, specializing in business management and security.
He began his professional career in finance. Having been headhunted by Deutsche Bank in 2001 and moving to London, he rose through the ranks of companies including Barclays Wealth and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Focusing on company turn arounds, Mr. Russo found passion in building businesses.
Under his leadership and within only 8 years, Mr. Russo has grown Ralph & Russo to nearly 400 employees, 10 inked boutiques worldwide, and 4 product categories. He has ensured induction of the brand into the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and by 2014 had built the company’s valuation to more than £200m.
Driven by the vision of creating an unrivalled global super brand, there are no business or creative limitations at Ralph & Russo under Mr. Russo’s leadership.