SVP Sales Ops & Enablement
Russ leads Sales Enablement for Merrill Corporation, a global SaaS and Service provider helping companies to accelerate their M&A cycles. Russ and his team provide leadership and guidance across the sales organization and collaborate on sales' behalf within key functional areas of Merrill, including product, marketing, finance and service, to align and achieve the company's strategic and financial objectives. With more than 18 years of direct contributor sales experience, in addition to his time spent in enablement and leadership roles, Russ brings a distinct and tested perspective to driving program output to assist sellers and leaders in executing and exceeding their respective targets. He believes the keys to success are the relationships built working hand in hand with front line sales – ensuring they are equipped with the data, tools and processes necessary to help drive field execution with their teams through coaching, mentoring, and strategic planning. Russ views Sales Enablement as a team sport with each of the players and supporting functional groups working together to provide the best products, services, and buying experience possible for their customers. Prior to joining Merrill in 2016, Russ held positions with enterprise software and software deployment leaders including Apprio/WiPro, Workday, Ultimate Software and ADP. He holds a degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Bryant University, RI and is a recent graduate of the Peak Performance Mindset® System, an innovative model that focuses on elevating performance through positive thinking and channeling your inner CEO. Russ resides in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA and is proud to be a "dance dad" to a teenage daughter with dreams of making it to Broadway.