His career before joining Cboe included positions at a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, Balyasny Asset Management, and Millennium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing.
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He is the author of six market related books including Trading VIX Derivatives, Option Spread Trading, Trading Weekly Options, and Options Strategies for Advisors and Institutions.
He authored material to be included in Level II of the CFA® program and material for the CMT designation.
In addition to his duties at Cboe, he is an adjunct instructor at Loyola University. He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA ('92) and an MS ('94) in finance and has also received a master's certificate in financial engineering from the Illinois Tech (’03).
Russell is currently pursuing a PhD from Oklahoma State University, with an expected graduation date in the summer of 2018.