Asset manager Russell Investments has appointed Michelle Seitz as its new CEO. Seitz most recently was head of William Blair Investment Management.
Seattle-based Russell, which has over $277 billion in assets under management, says its new executive will “lead the next growth phase of the global multi-asset firm.”
Seitz, a 22-year veteran at William Blair, also was named a board director for Russell Investments. She will take over as chairman of the board on Jan. 1, 2018, when current Chairman Len Brennan is set to become a strategic advisor.
“We are excited to welcome Michelle as Russell Investments’ new CEO, and believe that her forward-looking leadership will help propel the firm into a new phase of evolution and growth that will benefit clients and associates alike,” said Todd R. Crockett, managing director of TA Associates, in a statement.
TA Associates and Reverence Capital Partners acquired Russell Investments in 2016.
“We thank Len for his numerous contributions to Russell Investments over the course of more than two decades serving the firm’s clients,” explained Milton R. Berlinski, managing partner, Reverence Capital Partners, in a statement.