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Russell Boland

Russell is an international business leader with more than 30 years experience split between the animation industry and the tech sector. Russell has spent his career launching, scaling and managing successful business units, including his own company …. with the scars to show!  

Russell recently left Google after 13.5 years where he was a senior leader in the AdSense and AdWords business, gaining hands-on experience developing and leading transformational change from reactive to proactive sales and customer experience activities at Fortune 50 SMB-focused software company. 

A driven executive with a passion for spearheading creative visions and solutions with a passion for building and leading customer centric, high performance teams. He has a strong background in leveraging technology in order to operate effectively and innovatively at scale to offer ‘best in class’ customer experiences across EMEA/MENA/APAC. Russell is comfortable working with large multinationals as well as small start ups and has launched three SMB businesses whilst at Google. 

During his 13+ years in Google, 11 of these were managing the AdSense EMEA Emerging Markets team and in addition, was the Global Lead for the Adsense Emerging Markets in EMEA, APAC and Spanish Latin America. On leaving AdSense he moved into a senior leadership role in AdWords as Head of Sales for the MENA region AdWords Google Customer Solutions / Success team. 

Prior to working in Google, Russell worked for 18 years in the Animation business producing internationally acclaimed theatrical films, TV specials and computer games, working with Warners, MGM, Universal, Disney & CH4.

Expertise in: Software Sales | Mid Market Sales | Customer Experience / Operations | Marketing | Business Development | People Management |Collaborative Leadership | Solution Selling.

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