Areas of Expertise
- Corporate venture capital
- Global innovation programs
- Value creation through technology
- Global entrepreneurship
Russ is the global leader of SEI Ventures, our corporate venture capital program. SEI Ventures seeks to identify venture capital opportunities to drive new product development in existing and adjacent markets, accelerate the expansion or launch of existing and new platforms, and be a catalyst for the introduction and implementation of new technologies and business models within SEI.
SEI Ventures’ strategic mission is to enhance our ability to deliver innovative, comprehensive solutions to help our clients achieve lasting success. Russ also leads our global innovation programs, which focus on various initiatives that enable creative problem-solving through design-thinking and user-centered design principles.
Throughout his career, Russ has led product-design, technology and innovation strategies for several businesses, ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. During his 19-year tenure at SEI, he has led various strategic initiatives, including new business marketing, business development, product design and technology.
Russ also serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s School of Business’ Executive MBA program, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and value creation through technology. Russ holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Design from Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics.
Recent Articles from Russ Kliman
How Leading Digital Brands Have Mastered the Client Experience What can financial services firms learn from digital leaders to transform their client experience?
Avoiding the Curse of Knowledge The value of seeing the future through your prospects’ eyes
Imagine if This Is Successful Placing strategic bets on the art of the possible
Podcast: Where Health and Wealth Connect Our guests uncover what’s shaping the health and wealth sectors—and what’s pulling them together
Where Health and Wealth Intersect A recent podcast explores the convergence of health and wealth
The Catchphrase of the Year: Digital Enablement Digital enablement hasn't been getting the attention it deserves – until now.
Learning from Failure Failures are an inevitable, and potentially enriching, part of our professional lives
For advisors, personalization begins with deep customer understanding A deep dive into customer personalization and why it’s a business imperative
Russ’ Top 20 Picks for Insight and Inspiration Favorite finds for inspiration and learning in the venture capital space
Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship How human-centered design is at the core of successful entrepreneurs