Russ is a cultivator—evolving and refining business ventures and the talents of those around him. After twenty-six years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Russ founded Calvert Holdings. Through a series of acquisitions and development of key internal capabilities, Calvert became a source of significant drug testing and development, capital investment, management and marketing services for many promising compounds and technologies.
Russ is also a global leader. He served as an executive leader of pharmaceutical operations in the United States and multiple business units of a global chemical company in the United Kingdom. Russ also traveled extensively throughout the world overseeing pharmaceutical operations for a US-based multinational corporation. He headed two public pharmaceutical companies prior to establishing Calvert Holdings, Inc. in 1996.
In addition to his leadership at Calvert, Russ also focuses his efforts on local community ventures. He currently serves on the Board at NCSU’s Poole College of Management and as a mentor to MBA students and alumni, is an active angel investor, and supports a family Foundation focused on education and diabetes research. An avid golfer, Russ continues to fine-tune his game, participating in USGA Amateur tournaments throughout the year.