W. Mike Russell, PhD
Mike is an executive leader with over 20 years of experience in technical, people and operational leadership. He has worked for large multinational companies such as DuPont and Reckitt Bensinger as well as early start-ups and founded his own consulting business. He most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the biotech start-up, Infinant Health. Mike has a passion for developing people and for creating joint value through external collaboration. Some of his most fulfilling accomplishments are launching new-to-the-world products, establishing open innovation programs, leading third-party manufacturing networks, and seeing his employees thrive and grow. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State.