Founder & CEO
Consultant | Facilitator | Coach | Speaker
Mr. Demetriouse Russell is a seasoned executive and Board of Director member that is relatable, accessible, and curious. He brings 30 years’ of experience and expertise in leadership, and management consulting across a wide range of industries. He helps to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations
→ one leader at a time.
Demetriouse Russell’s Credentials
Certification – ExPI
(Measuring Exec Presence & Influence)
The Executive Presence Index (ExPI) is the first research-based assessment to measure executive presence and influence in leaders.
The ExPI model clarifies Executive Presence as three critical dimensions: Character, Substance, and Style. The multi-rater tool measures perceptions of a leader’s strengths and development areas within 15 distinct facets under these dimensions.
Certification – The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety
Demetriouse Russell’s Education
VP of the Black Student Union
Bachelors of Arts in History
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
London School of Economics
Luard Morse Fellowship
National Basketball Champions
Tournament of 5 Balls Champions (Paris, France)
Harvard Business School
Master of Business Administration
EVP, Venture Capital & Private Equity Club
African American Student Union
Advocate for a Better Community
Harvard Business School Association of Board of Governors
The HBSAB Board of Governors is a diverse group of HBS alumni who coordinate programs and set Association strategies and policies.
Boston Harbor Now Board of Trustees
The sole focus is realizing Boston Harbor’s potential to benefit our city and region.
Everything we do involves partnering with public agencies, community leaders, businesses, and other non-profits.
School and Main Institute - Board of Directors
We help organizations work across the institutional line or in “uncommon” coalitions to improve their living in them.
The Business Equity Fund at the Boston Foundation is designed to address longstanding barriers to growth financing and technical assistance that have historically limited opportunities for entrepreneurs of color.
The Business Equity Fund was created in 2018 as a core component of an ecosystem to grow enterprises of color in Greater Boston.
That ecosystem includes the Foundation for Business Equity’s Business Equity Initiative (BEI) program, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Pacesetters Initiative, which encourages its members to work with minority-owned businesses, and the Fund. Together, they provide capacity, capital, and contracts to Black and Latinx businesses to help them grow.
The BASE combines exceptional athletic training and competition with education and career resources to empower student-athletes to achieve their full potential both on and off the field.
Founded in 2013 by community leader Robert Lewis, Jr., The BASE builds on 40 years of the Boston Astros. Mr. Lewis first began coaching the ‘Boston Astros’ in the Villa Victoria community in the 1970s, with only a handful of youth. Since then, hundreds have represented the Astros, and The BASE extends the influential culture and foundation of success to many more.