Chairman / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor



Big Business Experience

OBI Capital


Small Business Experience

Maxegan Recruitment


Russell’s broad and deep career started as a high school entrepreneur exiting his first business at the age of 18.  Working for Barclays taught him how to trade with a solid financial foundation. At SAP he excelled as a high performing sales manager, leveraging a clear understanding of key business processes and building up a strong sales team.  With a proven track record in growth, and the ability to spot potential came the successful set up, scale up and sale of a high performing professional services business, and a blockchain authentication and investment business.  A disruptor with a unique blend of skills, knowledge and determination, fostering deep relationships and access to an extensive and relevant network.

His drive and determination have led to the realization of ten80.


  • University of Michigan – UX Design
  • Stratham Bryce – Advance Solutions Selling and Negotiation and Business Management
  • FICO (Financial & Controlling Certificate)
  • SD (Sales and Distribution)
  • MM (Materials management
  • Smartly – Finance Time Value of Money
  • Smartly – Accounting 1 Fundamentals
  • Smartly – Marketing Fundamentals
  • Smartly – Microeconomics 1 Supply And Demand

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Investments
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Scale up
  • Go to market
  • Strategy
  • Advisory
  • Innovation
  • Network
  • Building boards
  • International exposure
  • Channel sales


ten80 Group, Co- CEO & CHARIMAN – 2019 to 2020

AG Consulting & Apps: Head of Sales – 6-month contract,

Obi Capital Limited, CEO – 2015 – 2018

Wicked Fin, Non-executive Director – 2014 – 2015

Peev Consulting Services: Sales Director 2012 – 2015

SAP South Africa, Channel Sales Manager – 2009 – 2012

Barclays, Commodity Trader – Copper and Steel –  January 2007 – December 2009

On site Document Destruction, Founder – 2006 – 2007