Leo Russell is the CEO and Founder of Pride Global. Pride Global (f/k/a PRIDE Technologies) was founded in 1983 with a focus on providing IT services to financial institutions.
Over the years, Leo diversified the core functions of Pride Global to include human capital solutions including vendor management, payroll and passthrough services, business process optimization, leadership development, and complete staffing services for both direct hire and contingent labor solutions.
Currently, Pride Global employs 3,000 associates over a broad geographic area, with offices throughout the United States, Canada, India, and the UK. As featured in Crain’s New York Business, Leo has grown Pride Global to be the largest minority-owned vendor management and staffing firm, as well as the 5th largest minority-owned company in the New York Area.
Leo previously held senior leadership positions at Young & Rubicam and Lehman Brothers. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Claremont Men’s College and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.