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Keynote Speaker Russ Laraway

Russ Laraway

Co Founder of Candor Development, founded Twitter's SMB Business, ex-Google, former Marine.

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Russ started his career as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where his career culminated as an infantry company commander, leading 175 combat Marines. After his time in the Marines, Russ co-founded Pathfinders, a supply chain consulting company focused on helping mid-sized manufacturing companies become more efficient.  In 2005, Russ obtained his MBA from The Wharton School of Business. From there, Russ joined Google where his responsibilities ranged from sales and marketing leadership for a $750M advertising business focusing on the largest global companies to responsibility for hundreds of thousands of partnerships with the smallest companies around the globe. In 2012, Russ founded the Small and Medium advertiser business for Twitter, which services 130,000 advertisers worldwide.

Russ lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Verlana and 3 sons, Anthony, Chas, and Starks.

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  • Russ’ combines a deep expertise and passion for leadership with practical and realistic approaches to integrating them into our work. His energetic storytelling makes his presentations compelling and inspiring. He was one of the top speakers we had at Twitter, and we’d definitely bring him in again.

    Dick Costolo ("strongest leaders") former CEO


  • Russ was one of our top leaders at Twitter, and is a real thought-leader on leadership and management ideas.  He’s a great speaker and is a ‘no-regrets’ guy to bring into your company to give a talk about leadership.

    Melissa Daimler ("practical") CLO


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